There's a New K9 Officer with the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

(Cleveland, OH) - There's a new K9 officer with the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.

RTA Police swore in K-9 officer Nico Tuesday, October 26th.

Nico comes to RTA from Hungary and lives with his handler, Officer Sean Mahon. Officer Mahon started at Transit Police in 2016.

Over the past five years, he has developed a passion for connecting the community and wanted to find a way to create a greater impact.

When the opportunity to become a K-9 Handler arose, Officer Mahon knew this was his calling.

After being selected as the new K-9 Handler, Officer Mahon traveled to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to begin training with his new partner, Nico, and the pair have been inseparable ever since.

Nico is a male Belgian Malinois born on February 16, 2020 and is trained in explosives detection. He is high energy and eager to prove himself on the job. Nico is replacing K-9 Officer Cobra, who retired in December of 2020.

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