Oklahoma canine officer certified after police owner’s death

The Associated Press and the Shawnee News Star - April 4, 2018 12:17 pm

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) – A puppy that belonged to a 22-year-old Oklahoma police officer killed in the line of duty last year is now certified to work as a canine officer.
The Shawnee News-Star reports that police trained and certified Onyx the Malinois for narcotics detection last year after Tecumseh Police Officer Justin Terney was fatally shot.
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office made arrangements with Terney’s department to provide Onyx a handler, who is Deputy Jared Strand.
Strand says the Sheriff’s Office was one of five agencies nationwide to receive a National Police Dog Foundation grant. The grant funds a K-9 heat alarm for a patrol car to keep Onyx safe in the summer.
Onyx now serves Pottawatomie County and has been requested to help McLoud, Tecumseh and Shawnee police.

 

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