The Newcomers/Longtimers spent the last monthly meeting at Osage Beach City Hall to witness the impressive deeds of K-9 police Henry and A.J.
Certified for aggression, K-9 Officer Henry demonstrated the dual personality of the K-9 Unit police dogs. One moment he was attacking “bad guy” Water Patrolman Eric Mueller, and the next he was playing a game of tug-of-war with an N/L member.
K-9 Officer A.J., certified for narcotics detection, impressed everyone with how quickly he could screen a parking lot filled with vehicles to finhttps://positiveleo.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpd the one that had narcotics hidden inside. Afterwards, A.J. was given his ball for a reward and he brought it to a N/L member for a game of fetch.
The dogs were under the direction of Missouri State Water Patrol Sergeant Randy Henry, Osage Beach Police Corporal Adam Benjamin and Missouri State Water Patrolman Eric Mueller.
Both dogs are with their handlers 24/7 and live with the officers’ families when not on duty. For more information on Henry and how to be a sponsor, please contact Water Patrol Sergeant Randy Henry at 573-751-3333. For more information on A.J., please contact Osage Beach Police Corporal Adam Benjamin at 302-2010
The next N/L Community Committee Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 7th, 10:00 a.m. at Central Bank (across from Stone Crest Mall) in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. There will be a presentation by the Columbia College Nursing Program. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Carole Olivarri at 348-4482 or visit www.newcomerslongtimers.com.