Richmond Police Press Release

(10-6-22) The Richmond Police Department would like to update the public in regards to Officer Seara Burton’s K9 partner Brev. We have received many inquiries from the public wanting to know how Brev is doing and what the future holds.

Brev had been cared for by Detective Scott Glover at his home since Officer Burton was injured on August 10th. Detective Glover is a former K9 handler with the department and was happy to take on the responsibility of caring for Brev.

The Police Department Administration has made the decision to retire Brev from active service. He is now in the loving care of Seara’s mother and stepmother, where he will live out his days with her family. Brev has adjusted extremely well to his new retired life and is in the best possible place a dog could hope for.

Brev came from Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana. Vohne Liche and its founder, Kenneth Licklider, have been long-term partners with the Richmond Police Department for many years. The quality of their K9’s and training is top notch, and the Richmond Police Department is proud to call Ken and his team not only partners, but also our friends.

Vohne Liche Kennels has graciously offered to provide the Richmond Police Department with its next K9 at no cost. Ken and his team were deeply moved by the tragic loss of Seara. His willingness to extend this offer to RPD is greatly appreciated and shows the tight bond between Vohne Liche Kennels, the department, and the entire K9 community.

Respectfully,

  • Chief Michael Britt
  • Major Jon Bales
  • Major Aly Tonuc