A retired Redding Police Department K-9 who served the department for seven years has passed away.
Vermut died on Tuesday after faithfully serving the citizens of Redding as a Police K-9 from 2004 to 2011.
Vermut’s partner throughout the majority of his service was Officer Kip Kinneavy.
Vermut was involved in locating hundreds of people throughout his career, ranging from lost, at-risk, Alzheimer patients to numerous violent felons. Vermut also served several years as a SWAT K-9 and was deployed on many high profile cases.
The K-9 officer was even featured in Reader’s Digest after finding critical evidence in a violent attempted murder and kidnapping.