A Fond du Lac police K9 officer who was shot and critically injured in the line of duty a few years ago is retiring. After eight years of service to the city of Fond du Lac, Grendel will be retiring April 8th. Over the years Grendel has worked as a dual purpose K9, specializing in the detection of narcotics and finding people. He was also trained in handler protection and apprehension of suspects. In March of 2011, Grendel and officer Ryan Williams were shot and critically injured during an armed standoff and attempted arrest of a sexual assault suspect. A ceremony marking Grendel’s retirement will be held at 2pm April 8th
at the police department. The city council will recognize Grendel at their April 9th meeting.