KIRTLAND, Ohio — Last March, the Kirtland Police Department received a call about a stray dog that was running loose in the neighbourhood. When they arrived to collect the friendly giant, the police officers decided that they would try to find the dogs owner themselves, rather than put him in a shelter. However, after having no luck in locating the dogs owner in the small town, which has only 6,800 residents, they came up with an even better plan.
The officers made a collective decision to adopt the dog, following approval from the Chief and the Mayor. While searching for his home, the officers fell in love with the dog who they referred to as John Doe and they have now fittingly renamed him JD. The department shared this about their new addition, “JD has fit into the environment as though he were here always. We are happy to have him in our department and our lives. He loves everyone and we love him.”
It is unclear what duties JD has within the department but he has adjusted well to his new life and home. The police department also shares JD with City Hall and the Fire Department. Take a look at JD’s transformation video from a depressed stray dog to a happy member of the Kirtland Police Department.