K9 Ravi has retired from the McPherson County Sheriff’s department, effective March 20.

The Belgian Malinois is 7 years old and started work in McPherson County in 2014. His duties consisted of finding illegal drugs, locating evidence and apprehending suspects. As Ravi was the only member of the McPherson County K9 force, the department is taking steps to find another K9 officer.

“We will definitely look into getting another K9. I would hope within a year, no more than two, that we would get another on board,” said McPherson County Sheriff Jerry Montagne.