A brief but well-attended retirement reception was held last week for AJ, the Osage Beach Police Department’s K9 officer for more than six years.

A brief but well-attended retirement reception was held last week for AJ, the Osage Beach Police Department’s K-9 officer for more than six years. About 25 officers, city officials and residents heard Mayor Penny Lyons read a resolution commending the Black Lab/Dutch Shepherd for his service to the OBPD and the city. Cookies and punch were available for the public, and a special section of dog treats was available for AJ. Axel is the OBPD’s new K9 officer.