The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office announces passing of K-9 Ajax (pronounced “eye-axe”). Ajax was was placed in service in 2004 and was retired in 2013. A Sable German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic, Ajax racked up some impressive numbers during his career. Ajax apprehended dozens of felons and located thousands of grams of narcotics during the nine years he spent assigned to his handler, Sgt. Robert Clark.

Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “We accept that these dogs will only be with us for a short time, which doesn’t make losing one any easier. Back in the 1990’s I considered my K-9 to be a true partner, we were two parts of the same team. I know Sgt. Rob Clark felt the same way about Ajax.”

The Sheriff’s Office thanks Ajax for his years of faithful service to the Sheriff’s Office and to the citizens of Vanderburgh County.

Pictured above: K-9 handler Sgt. Robert Clark and K-9 Ajax.