The Gilroy Police Department has two K-9 units—police officers who patrol with a trained police dog. We spoke to one of those officers, Stuart Jaquez, about why he chooses to work with his Black Sable German Shepherd, Kane.
Gilroy Patch: You’ve worked with Kane for a little over a year?
Stuart Jaquez: Yes, I have.
Patch: What is the biggest benefit of working with a K-9 partner?
Jaquez: There are two benefits. First there’s the increased margin of safety—safety not only for myself but also the safety of my fellow officers. Second, I am blessed to get to work every day with my buddy, Kane.
Patch: How does Kane keep you and other officers safer?