Handler: Andrew McIlrath
Breed: German Shepherd
DOB: 5/12/2017
Department: White County Sheriff’s Office
Function: Patrol
Years Worked: 2019 – 3/2024

K9 John is a 7 year old German Shepherd that has worked with the White County Sheriff’s Office for 5 years before retiring due to unforeseen medical issues with his back. K9 John was dual purpose in narcotics and apprehension. He worked from 2019 to March of 2024 when he retired. On May 23d, 2024 K9 John underwent surgery on his back that removed a disc and pulled multiple bone fragments out from around his spinal cord. K9 John is expected to make a full recovery and live a happy life of retirement.