K-9 Rosco Retires from the Kewanee Police Department


K-9 Rosco from the Kewanee Police Department is retired after seven years of honorable service to Kewanee and the surrounding area.  K-9 Rosco worked his last shift before officially retiring on May 15, 2023, with his handler Sergeant Eric Peed.  Rosco started his career on January 7, 2016, with handler Sergeant Peed and performed numerous tasks including community policing, narcotics enforcement and patrol operations.  Rosco was treated to a “pup cup” and a hamburger on his last shift and was given a plaque and handmade collar, the collar was made and donated by Austin Majeske.  The Kewanee Police Department “would like to thank Rosco and Sergeant Eric Peed for their dedicated service to the City of Kewanee and wishes Rosco a happy retirement!”.  Rosco will spend the rest of his days with the Peed family, where he has called home for over seven years.

Sergeant Eric Peed will continue patrol duties with the Kewanee Police Department and K-9 Maverick, with Handler Josh Carpenter, will take over K-9 duties for the Kewanee Police Department.  See K-9 Maverick at the Kewanee City Council meeting here.


Sergeant Eric Peed and K-9 Rosco
Rosco and Sergeant Peed on Retirement Day

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