You’ve probably seen the official portrait of astronaut Leland Melvin with his two dogs, arguably the greatest portrait in NASA history.
And now, although they didn’t make the “official” cut, photos of K-9 officer Kenobi snuggling with and smooching his partner, Indiana Conservation Officer (ICO) Levi Knach, during their photo shoot are definitely contenders for the greatest police dog portraits ever. The two work in the state’s Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement District 2.
After Indiana State Parks posted the outtakes on its Facebook page Thursday, they’ve deservedly gone viral.
“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,” Indiana State Parks wrote. “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.”
Thank you for your service, officers Knach and Kenobi!
Photos via Reddit