The City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Police Department invite the public to a retirement party for one of their most important and unique officers, K9 Officer Lexie.
Lexie is a Belgian Malinois who is certified by the United States Police Canine Association to find marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin, and has been keeping the streets of Brentwood safe with her partner and handler Officer Steve Holder since 2012.
During her eight-year career, Lexie and Officer Holder worked numerous drug investigations and helped the department seize illegal drugs, leading to arrests.
"We appreciate the service, dedication, and contribution that K9 Lexie and Officer Holder have made during their time together as partners," Brentwood Police Chief Jeff Hughes said. "K9 Lexie has not only participated in searches for criminals and contraband, but also enjoyed participating in community events like the Brentwood Safety Day.”
According to a news release, upon retirement, Lexie will continue to live with Officer Holder and his family, while Holder will continue his duties as a traffic reconstructionist with the Brentwood Police Department’s Directed Enforcement Team.
Lexie will be replaced on duty by K9 Officer Pax who completed training at the end of January 2020.
Lexie’s retirement party will take place at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in meeting room A on Feb. 28 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and attendees can reserve a spot at the party here.
The event will include a dog friendly smash cake and some surprises from community businesses. The city asks that pets stay at home.
The John P. Holt Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Rd.