Retired Olympia Police K-9 Melnic and his partner, Chiba, are parents.
Their litter of pure-bred German shepherd puppies was born last week. The two male and two female pups and their parents are doing well, Olympia Police Department officials posted on Twitter.
Melnic retired in December after working for the department for six years. It’s possible that one of the puppies could take his position at the department, officials say.