The dogs were barking in Harrisburg Wednesday.
Some residents were scratching their heads after seeing all the police K-9 vehicles around town, at Whipper Johnson’s gym and at the roundhouse area at the north end of Veterans Drive.
The gathering of K-9 officers was part of the twice-a-month training schedule of Southern Illinois police departments.
Sometimes the training crew involves as many as 10 officers and their dogs. Wednesday’s involved six: Harrisburg Police Department, Illinois State Police District 13, Illinois State Police District 22, two officers from Mt. Vernon Police Department and one Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy.