Nikko, an Ottawa County Sheriff's Department K-9 officer, was getting up in years - so, when her handler got an opportunity for a promotion, he took it.
Three-and-a-half-years later, a new opening came up in the K-9 unit and Deputy Jeff Somers threw in his name.
"I loved doing the job, so I put in for the spot,' he said.
Somers had to give up his position as a sergeant. He also had to come up with funds to acquire the dog.