PHOTO: Vince Luecke
Then Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his canine partner, Jago, during training at the former Tell City Junior High School. Over his career, Jago seized drugs and cash. He was deployed 410 times, aiding in 164 arrests and apprehending 18 fleeing suspects.
Remembering Jago




A German shepherd born half a world away who took a bite out of crime and the hearts of those who worked alongside him died last week at the age of 13. Jago, pronounced “Ya Go,” served on the Tell City police force from 2006 to 2015 and had been in declining health for several months, said Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, who was the dog’s on-duty partner for all nine years. After his retirement, he remained with the Lawalin family.