Onyx, a puppy that belonged to fallen Tecumseh officer Justin Terney, is now grown and has received his narcotics certification. Two days after graduation, Onyx alerted officers about marijuana and methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

Onyx, a puppy that belonged to fallen Tecumseh officer Justin Terney, is now grown and has received his narcotics certification. Two days after graduation, Onyx alerted officers about marijuana and methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

After Terney was shot and killed in the line of duty back in March, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office made arrangements, in Tecumseh’s honor, to handle Onyx, the puppy originally belonging to Terney. Before his death, the young officer aspired to become a K-9 handler.

With help from the Shawnee Police Department and its K-9 handlers, Onyx has undergone training to become a narcotics dog and completed his CLEET certification for narcotics detection last Friday.

Onyx, and his new handler, Deputy Jared Strand, was called to assist on a traffic stop Monday, where he gave his alert, making his first bust.

Strand, who knew and worked with Terney, said it's an honor to be handling Onyx, who will continue to undergo required training every month.

“He's going to be a great patrol dog,” he said.

And while Strand said Shawnee police have been awesome with the training, the community also has rallied around Onyx and his success.