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February 13, 2013

Former RPD K9 laid to rest

RUSHVILLE — Mundy, the third K9 to assist Rushville and Rush County law enforcement, recently passed away in her sleep, one day shy of her 12th birthday.

Shortly after being born in Amsterdam in February 2001, the Belgian Malinois began a four-year training program that led her to the Rushville Police Department.

Mundy and Brandon Reynolds, who was then an officer with the RPD, began a partnership in September 2005 that ended six years later when Reynolds resigned from the department to pursue a career with the Indiana Excise Police.

Reynolds said Mundy’s addition to the RPD K9 program was a direct result of monetary donations from local organizations and individuals, with the majority of original funding to reinstate the K9 covered by the Rush County Local Learning Council (LCC) and a grant from the Rush County Community Foundation.

Mundy and Reynolds were responsible for more than 100 criminal narcotic arrests and suspect apprehensions during their tenure at the RPD.

“We also performed many demonstrations for social organizations and schools. People were always amazed at how well-mannered and friendly Mundy was,” Reynolds said.

“I remember the first night I spent with Mundy. I admit, I was scared as I sat at the edge of the bed staring at this well-trained attack dog as she sat staring back at me. I wondered what I had gotten myself into. We were inseparable ever since,” Reynolds said.

The duo began working together during October 2005, with Mundy (certified as a dual purpose patrol and narcotic detection canine) becoming Rushville’s third K9 officer, being preceded K9s Kai and Jammer.

When Reynolds left the department Mundy went with him and finished out the remainder of her life as Reynolds’ family pet.  

“I am oftentimes asked if there is anything I miss about patrolling the streets of Rushville. I always tell people that the thing I miss the most is working with Mundy. I spent my entire career with Rushville on third shift, a shift where you find yourself working alone quite often. I was never alone because I alway had Mundy. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for the night owls and other third shift workers to see Mundy riding in the passenger seat next to me,” Reynolds said in remembering his K9 friend.

In closing, the former RPD officer wanted to thank everyone who donated to the local K-9 fund and everyone who made it possible for him to have such an amazing experience with an amazing dog.

The Rushville Police Department K-9 division continues today with officer Mike Ervine and his dog Axel.   

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106

 

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