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BCPD K-9 unit going through changes

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Brazil City Police Patrolman Jeremy Mace is K-9 Officer Anya's new handler. Ivy Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
The Brazil City Police Department is experiencing some changes.

Both K-9 Handler/Patrolman Kenny Hill and Patrolman Jeremy Mace are moving on in their law enforcement careers.

According to Brazil Police Chief Dave Archer, Hill recently took a new job with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

"(Hill) was an excellent officer with the department," Archer recently told The Brazil Times. "He will be missed. We wish him the best of luck in his new job."

Per department protocols, K-9 Officer Anya had to have a medical check up with the vet, which Archer confirmed she passed with flying colors. However, Anya still needs a handler.

"I never really thought about being a K-9 handler before," Mace said about his new assignment. "But working as a partner with Kenny and going on ridealongs with Anya, that changed. I'm really looking forward to it."

Mace said Hill taught him how to work with Anya before he left the department.

Anya has moved into Mace's home and quickly became a part of the family.

"We've bonded quickly," he said. "Anya is a great asset to the department.

Both will need to attend training at the academy -- which Archer said would be scheduled as soon as possible -- before going on active duty. But Mace and Anya are training with the two canine units at the Clay County Sheriff's Department and riding together while Mace is on patrol.

"It's a way for her to get used to traveling in my car and to me," Mace said. "We're learning to work together. I'm really looking forward to working with her at the academy."

Archer said the department would eventually like to have a second canine unit, but not right now.

"Progress on getting a second canine unit is on hold because we just don't have the manpower right now. Our focus right now is to bring Anya and Mace up to speed," Archer said. "We need to get them the training they need to be a successful team."

However, since the community supports the canine unit, Archer said those interested may still make donations to fund the project.

"We're really grateful to the public for all their support with not only our department's unit, but that of the sheriff's department as well," Archer said. "The community really benefits from having the dogs as assets in the departments."

To support the Brazil City Police Department's canine unit program, contact the Brazil City Clerk/Treasurer's Office at 448-8403 for more information, or stop by Riddell National Bank to make a donation.

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Anya has been a tremendous asset to the BPD. Thanks Kenny for all you've done. Good luck, Jeremy!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 9:12 AM

Where would they be without their mothers opinions always on line

-- Posted by Freeyourmind on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 3:24 PM

Your just upset that your mother doesn't love you freeyourmind.

Probably because you don't use punctuation.

-- Posted by Clayton Bigsby on Fri, Dec 25, 2009, at 5:13 AM

Yeah, you're right, she hates it when I don't dot my i's and cross my t's, Point I want to make is Thank The U.S. Veterans that you and I can have differing opinions published, I wish the right to print untruths were not so easy to do.

-- Posted by Freeyourmind on Fri, Dec 25, 2009, at 7:45 PM

this has nothing to do with vets. it is just an article about changes in the department to keep the public informed.

-- Posted by Clayton Bigsby on Fri, Dec 25, 2009, at 9:46 PM

It has everything to do with what gets published in the paper, and information given is not always true, especially a few sentences here, you're obviously on the department since the remarks made in your last post, so you should know this much better than me

-- Posted by Freeyourmind on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 4:57 PM

Clayton Bigsby is probably Officer Mace.

-- Posted by CharlieMurphy on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 5:29 PM


-- Posted by Ashy Larry on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 8:29 PM


why don't you exercise this 1st amendment right that the soldiers give you and enlighten all of us to what you are talking about? instead of only saying a little bit here & there and letting everyone stew about what you are trying to say. what is not true in this article? what "untruths" (is that even a word?) have been told? if you're gonna start it you might as well finish it. it does get old seeing people get on here and say that there is some crooked things going on with the police department or whatever the case may be and not clarify.

-- Posted by Ashy Larry on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 8:53 PM

Ashy, someone just said Bigsby may be an officer, so any information you're looking for you might be able to get from him if he is from the department.

-- Posted by Freeyourmind on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 9:42 PM

I thought I remember reading about the future k-9 officer from this article: http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1492...

What happened to that? Does anyone know? Did they choose based on merit/time on the department? Was there an interview process for the candidate?

-- Posted by swimmerdudeisu on Sat, Dec 26, 2009, at 11:14 PM

Hey swimmerdude, that article does bring up some questions, maybe the mayor will be willing to answer them.

-- Posted by Freeyourmind on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 9:50 AM

come on now freeyourmind, i shouldn't have to ask anyone else. you're the one who brought this stuff up, i was just quoting what you said in your posts. don't put posts like that and lay down like this. you can't open pandora's box just a little bit to peek inside. if you open a can of worms then finish it or don't bring up stuff, like what you wrote, and get people to start the whispering.

-- Posted by Ashy Larry on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 4:13 PM

Yo Ashy, you may be too big for your britches out on the road but you CANNOT tell me what to do, so deal with it like a man, not an ego inflated cop. Like I said, I have a right to my opinion and I can post them whenever the subject may or may not interest me.

-- Posted by Freeyourmind on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 5:34 PM

It seems as though Ashy and Clayton are Cops. A friend of mine told me that Officer Mace uses lots of different screen names and posts on these stories. Ashy and Clayton are probably both Officer Mace. Especially since he is being so confrontational with Freeyourmind. Officer Mace seems to be very confrontational with people and acts like he is so much better than everyone else. I've been around Officer Mace and he acts as though he's just too busy to help anyone. I'm sorry if you're so busy Officer Mace but this is the career you chose. You decided to help people so please just think about that the next time you get called to help someone. People look to you for help and you wanted to take on a job where you help people. It seems the only person you care to help is yourself.

-- Posted by CharlieMurphy on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 6:32 PM

lol, that's like the pot calling the kettle black, wouldn't you say freeyourmind? why don't you take your own advice and "deal with it like a man." if you're gonna sit behind a computer and spew garbage like this at least back it up with a little bit of evidence instead of just little bits and pieces for people to start gossiping about. and you are absolutely 100% right, you do have the right to your own opinion, but so do i.

-- Posted by Ashy Larry on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 6:35 PM

I think Mace will do a great job and has proved himself as a good Officer.

-- Posted by bucklin on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 7:01 PM

Sounds like another cop coming to stand up for his buddy. Better watch out freeyourmind looks like they're starting to multiply.

-- Posted by CharlieMurphy on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 7:11 PM

lol, you're too funny charliemurphy. is your username your alter ego mr. hyde? you know what i'm talking about. and how do you gather i'm a cop. i'm trying to seek out these alleged "truths" for crying out loud. i just want to hear evidence to back up these allegations and that's all. not a bunch of garbage with little hints here and there.

Charlie Murphy! i'm rick james.

-- Posted by Ashy Larry on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 8:09 PM

Please learn the difference between your and you're.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 9:43 PM

was that directed at me? if so, then go ahead and explain it to me since you felt the need to pipe up as well.

-- Posted by Ashy Larry on Sun, Dec 27, 2009, at 10:48 PM

DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA, geez. Dont see the big deal, Congrats to Officer Mace he's a great guy, and Officer Hill welcome to the BOP family glad to have you.

-- Posted by The Crabb in AZ on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 10:56 AM

I think Charlie Murphy is really Officer Mace. He seems to know him well, and his description of Ashy and Clayton as confrontational apply to his own comments as well.

-- Posted by Anodos on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 12:03 PM

I am so gonna by a Top Hat now.

-- Posted by undeniable on Fri, Jan 1, 2010, at 10:09 PM

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