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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Passing of Retired LPD K9 Tico

Officer A.J. Demello and K9 Tico

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard           

  October 17th, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mjgard@lafayette.in.gov

                                                                                                                              (                                                                                                                                     765) 807-1223


Death of Retired LPD K9 Tico


It is with great sadness that the Lafayette Police Department announces the death of retired LPD K9 Tico.  Tico served along with his handler, Officer AJ Demello from 2005 through 2013.  After his retirement Tico was able to live out his final years with Officer Demello and his family.  Tico was 16 years old.  Our thoughts go out to the Demello family. 


Sergeant Matt Gard

Community Outreach & Crime Prevention

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