New K-9 unit fighting crime in Lafayette

(WLFI File Photo)
(WLFI File Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – There is a new K-9 unit patrolling the streets of Lafayette.

Lafayette Police Department Officer Joshua Saxton and 2-year-old Belgian Malinois Boyka started training together in June. Boyka is a dual purpose narcotics and patrol K-9.

Saxton said it is nice to know he has a partner in fighting crime.

“He actually makes my job really easy. He makes me look good. He’s very intelligent and learns very fast. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I’m really excited and I’m hoping to finish out my career with a K-9. I’ve got a long way to go for that though,” said Saxton.

Boyka, like most police dogs, was trained in Germany before coming to the United States. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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