Wise Co. K9 Dixie retires from distinguished law enforcement career


The Wise County Sheriff’s Office is wishing one of their most dedicated officers a happy retirement.  

Meet Dixie.  

The K9 Officer served the past eight years with the Sheriff’s Office, but officials announced on Facebook Thursday that she will be retiring.  

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Dixie worked many successful tracks of lost and wanted subjects, awarded lifesaving awards, gallantry medals, and written commendations.  

She has also achieved multiple certificates from agencies like the North American Police Work Dog Association, Virginia Police Work Dog Association, National Police Bloodhound Association and the Virginia Department of Corrections.  

Dixie will now spend her retirement with Sgt. Garth Nicely.  

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