Indiana officer, K-9 portait turns adorable, goes viral

"Kenobi" was more interested in showing his love
Posted at 9:29 AM, Feb 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-11 13:28:16-05

INDIANAPOLIS - An attempt to take a portrait this week by an Indiana conservation officer and his K-9 partner failed - adorably.

Indiana Conservation Officer Levi Knach, who works in the Department of Natural Resources' District 2, and his K-9 partner, "Kenobi," posed for what was supposed to be a serious photo of the two hardworking officers.

But Kenobi, ever the faithful companion, was more interested in showing his appreciation for Knach.

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"Kenobi is cute, but make no mistake - he is a trained, working officer and can track people and locate a variety of objects ranging from venison to ginseng," the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' State Parks division wrote in a Facebook post.
"We are grateful for the work that our ICOs do all over the state to protect and serve people and to conserve our fish and wildlife resources," the post added.
Despite the momentary display of affection, the officers got it right - eventually.
Mark Saunders is a KGTV digital producer. Follow him on Twitter at @10NewsSaunders.