The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department in Wayland, Mich., has a new officer – Medo, a German shepherd, who graduated at the top of his class at the K-9 Academy International.
Medo’s “employment” by the County Sheriff’s Department was funded with a $12,000 donation from the Gun Lake Tribe (the Match-E-Be-Nash-E-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians). On August 25, Gun Lake Tribe officials and members of the Allegan County Sherriff’s Office got together for a public ceremony to announce the donation and introduce Medo to the community. Attending the event were Gun Lake Chairman D.K. Sprague and Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops, Gun Lake’s elected Tribal Council, Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority staff, Gun Lake Casino management team, tribal public safety officers and the Allegan County Sheriff’s Command Staff and K-9 Unit.