This week, the Glendale Police Department lost its beloved retired K9, Yudy.
Yudy was loved and well known throughout the community—she made countless appearances at schools, hospitals, businesses, retirement homes, and neighborhood groups. Yudy was even lucky enough to be asked to walk in the 2014 Rose Parade.
Although Yudy had a kind and loving heart, when it came time for business, she was no lazy pooch. Yudy was trained in apprehension and detection – meaning she helped the police department track down bad guys, locate missing children, and find hidden drugs. During her career, she found and apprehended numerous suspects involved in a myriad of violent crimes. She also located over half a million dollars in drug money and hundreds of pounds of narcotics (cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and opium).
In addition to her official police duties, Yudy also participated in a number of K9 competitions. She won awards in both narcotics and protection work, including several first place trophies. In her best performance, she won “Top Dog,” which distinguishes the number one dog in narcotics detection, obedience/protection work, and agility.
“She was the best partner I ever had. She was a true warrior on the streets, but at home she was my little mouse, mouse. I will miss her more than words can say.” – Ofc. Maribel Feeley
Yudy spent the last few years of her retirement getting spoiled at home and going for hikes in the mountains. But she will always be remembered as a fantastic police K9 and great partner. She kept Glendale safe and protected her handler and all of her GPD partners. She will be greatly missed.