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Tag: K-9


Puyallup police K-9 unit gets $15,000

A Puyallup dog owners association donated $15,000 to their local police K-9 unit Monday.

Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers made the donation after learning about the death of K-9 officer Chance last month and the cost of replacing and training the animals.

The 6-year-old shepherd died unexpectedly during a routine procedure last month.

The group presented a check to Puyallup police Chief Bryan Jeter at a ceremony Monday, which was attended by other K-9 officers and their handlers.


UPDATED: Lakewood police introduce new puppy

A local breeder has donated a German shepherd puppy to the Lakewood Police Department after four officers were killed last year at a Parkland coffee shop.

The 3-month-old pup has been named ROGeR, according to the department. The name contains the first letter of the last name of the officers killed Nov. 29 – Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards.

Lakewood officer Paul Osness is housing the puppy until he is mature enough to be tested to see if he can work as a K-9 officer.

The breeder registered ROGeR with the American Kennel

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UPDATED: Police dog, store employee stabbed in Puyallup shoplifting incident

A Puyallup police dog was injured this morning while arresting a suspected shoplifter who had stabbed a Wal-Mart store employee and ran from police officers.

The dog, 7-year-old Daro, was stabbed in the neck and one of his back legs and rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic, where he was taken into surgery. Daro, who’s been working the streets since January 2003, is now resting.

“We are optimistic he will survive,” Puyallup police Lt. Dave McDonald said.

The Wal-Mart employee was stabbed twice and taken to Tacoma General Hospital for treatment. He was listed in stable condition, McDonald said.


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