The Carmel Police Department has a new recruit. K9 Pietro is trained in narcotics and patrol, and came to Carmel from Slovakia. The K9 is named in memory of Police Office Gary Pietropaolo Jr. The 29-year-old died in a motorcycle crash in June 2018. The Carmel High School graduate's motorcycle collided with a mail truck on Route 301 in Kent while he was off-duty.