The state trooper from Greenwich who was seriously injured last summer when dragged by a domestic violence suspect’s pickup truck was among a number of local police officers honored Thursday during a State Police awards ceremony.
Trooper Joseph “J.P.” Smith received a commendation from State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico.
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About a year ago, three Marshfield police officers didn’t hesitate to put themselves between a 5-year-old girl and a Rottweiler/pit bull mix dog that had attacked her.
The actions of officers Terry Endries, Steve Leu and Michael Topness were recognized Tuesday evening at Beell Stadium as recipients of the first Fred Beell Honors Award, presented by the Marshfield Police Department.
Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer deputized a new officer last week who he hopes will be an important addition to his department.
Brutus, a 1 1/2-year-old, 91-pound German shepherd joined the sheriff’s ranks Saturday after training for six weeks with his new handler, Deputy Brian McGrady.
There is only one Stillwater police officer that goes to work with his tail wagging.
Buzz, the K-9 officer is always happy to go to work with his partner, Officer Dave Wulfing, since Buzz joined the department in February 2010.
It took Wulfing about two years to raise the funds to start the Stillwater Police Department K-9 program. The purchase and training of Buzz and the ongoing cost of the program is funded solely by grants and community donations.
The group VESTED INTEREST IN K-9′S gave bullet proof vests to seven canine members of local police departments.
The dogs from Wilbraham, Lanesboro, Williamstown, Pittsfield and Granby were presented their new gear at the Granby Public Safety Complex.
Granby’s interim chief, Alan Wishart, says safety always comes first for all members of the department, including canine Ralph.
A Twin Falls police officer has one top dog! Last weekend, Patrol Officer Ken Rivers and his canine Buster, took first place in the Patrol Trial, from the Idaho Police K-9 Association.
This is a competition for police canines and handlers from across the state. The animals are graded in obedience, agility, and drive, just to name a few things.
The latest addition to the police department is a 70-pound rookie doggedly determined to sniff out the bad guys.
Carlos, a German shepherd, hit the streets this week with his handler, Officer Dwight Adams, after graduating from the John “Sonny” Burke Police K-9 Academy in Atlantic County. His dog tag police badge is on order.
The team capped off their 16 weeks of training by winning the prestigious Burke Award. Each class awards the honor to the graduate demonstrating the highest level of performance and dedication.
After years of operating without a home of their own, the officers and dogs in the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit will soon have brand new digs.
Courtesy of a fundraising effort taken on by the Leadership Pasco Class of 2011, a 1,186-square foot building is being constructed on the grounds of the Land O’ Lakes Jail, near where the new aviation hangar was unveiled earlier this year.
The Eureka Police Department’s new K-9 unit is one of two in Humboldt County that can sniff out methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and cocaine.
Nearly 2-year-old Maggie, a black Labrador retriever, began hitting the streets in the last few weeks. The addition is intended to assist EPD’s Problem Oriented Policing unit, said Police Chief Garr Nielsen. However, the roughly $15,000 cost of purchasing the dog and training both her and her handler, Officer Ed Wilson, did not burden city coffers.
Fargo Police Sgt. George Vinson and his K9 partner Earl, have been chosen by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) to receive the 2010 Detector Dog Case of the Year Award. This National Award is given to the K9 team which demonstrates the best detector case of the year. The case involved K9 Earl finding a few pounds of methamphetamine in the sealed and operational gas tank of a motor vehicle.