Thanks to donations from the community and elsewhere, the Flat Rock Police Department is getting a new K9 officer to bolster police protection, searches for narcotics and building searches. Simon Group Holdings and Atlas Oil Co., headquartered in Taylor … Link.

“Bear” the K9 officer got a hand-built kennel from students … “I don’t know, I just thought it would be pretty fun to help out the police department and help them be able to get a dog,” said Karnes. A new addition to the force, with a new 10’x8′ space … Link.

Rio is a 2-year-old chocolate lab and the newest member of the Wausau Police Department’s K9 Unit. Her human partner … Rio is a single-purpose dog, focusing on drug detection. She and Kurtzhals will be an important part of addressing the drug problem … Link.

… had been part of the Sebastian Police Department for about a year. He was found inside the K9 Patrol Unit parked outside the officer’s Melbourne home. Detectives won’t say where the handler was when the dog died. Management says all of its K9 vehicles … Link.