It wasn’t long after Cleveland Police Officer Paul Fronckowiak started working with his K-9 partner, Benny, that he knew his partner was special. “…this dog knows what he’s doing…”
Officer Fronckowiak says Benny has done great work over the past 8 ½ years. Benny is certified both as a patrol dog and in explosives detection. Together, Paul and Benny respond city-wide to assist in all five neighborhood police districts answering calls for unattended and suspicious packages, tracking suspects, performing building searches and helping locate missing persons.
They also go the extra mile to be engaging, entertaining and informative at community events, enthusiastically interacting with children.
But now that Benny is 10, he is ready to retire, and his last day is Tuesday, January 23.
Even though Officer Fronckowiak will soon get a new partner, Benny won’t be far away. “He will now be in charge of the house!”