K9 Aluka pictured with his handler/partner, Detective Victor White with the Polk County Sheriff's Office
Long Time Deputy K9 Passes After Sterling Career, LIVINGSTON, March 18, 2021 - With saddened hearts the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports the passing of retired K9 Alukar “Aluka” on Monday, March 15, 2021, retired K9 Aluka passed away in the care of his handler that adopted him upon retirement.
K9 Aluka was born in October of 2006 and after receiving his first years of training from a trainer in New Mexico, he was purchased by K9 Concepts out of Broussard, Louisiana, where he learned the necessities to become a law enforcement K9.
In 2008 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office purchased and hired K9 Aluka as a drug detector and criminal apprehension K9.
Aluka faithfully served the Polk County citizens under numerous handlers until 2018 Aluka was partnered with detective Victor White.
During his time with the Sheriff's Office, he attended a K9 training seminar in North Louisiana, where he placed second with his handler in a national competition for his criminal apprehension work against numerous other competing K9 teams.
In 2019 Aluka, due to his age, was retired to enjoy the remainder of his life in a home setting where Detective White adopted and cared for him while being assigned a new K9.
Aluka was over 12 years old, where he still enjoyed his duties as a law enforcement K9 at the time of his retirement.
Aluka enjoyed the remainder of his life surrounded by his handler's family.
Our K9s are like members of our family, and though we had many years with Aluka, we are heartbroken over his passing. We ask that you keep the Polk County Sheriff’s Office family, Detective White, and Detective White's family in your prayers.
Rest easy K9 Aluka, your work is done and you did it well.
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