Hillsborough K9 officer retires after nine years of service

Pictured from left: Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Captain David Fisher, Chief Michael McMahon, Engelhardt, K9 Marco, Mayor Doug Tomson, Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani and Committeeman Frank DelCore.PHOTO COURTESY OF HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP
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Pictured from left: Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Captain David Fisher, Chief Michael McMahon, Engelhardt, K9 Marco, Mayor Doug Tomson, Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani and Committeeman Frank DelCore.PHOTO COURTESY OF HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP

K9 Officer Marco, a Belgian malinois, retired from the Hillsborough Police Department on Oct. 16 after serving the community for nine years. Marco was donated to the township by Dr. Caesar DePaço and Deanna Padovani-DePaço in 2013.

K9 Marco assumed the K9 officer position in 2013 upon the retirement of K9 Raider, the Hillsborough Township Police Department’s first K9 officer. He was partnered with K9 Officer Christopher Engelhardt during his tenure.

K9 Marco assisted in multiple narcotics arrests, located fleeing suspects, assisted with missing children and evidence recovery.

Pictured from left: Committeewoman Gloria McCauley, Captain David Fisher, Chief Michael McMahon, Engelhardt, K9 Marco, Mayor Doug Tomson, Deputy Mayor Shawn Lipani and Committeeman Frank DelCore.