La Porte County Sheriff’s Office welcomes a new K9

Photo Courtesy of the La Porte County Sheriff\'s Office

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office K9 Division welcomed a new member who takes a bite out of crime – Roman.

Roman is a 2-year-old male Belgian Malinois, trained in narcotics detection and tracking/apprehension.

Deputy Austin Wells was selected as the next handler for the division several months ago. Earlier this week, Wells and others traveled to Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Ind. to select a new K9.

K9 Roman helps fill a missing role for the division. Earlier this year, K9 Jäger retired after serving many years in La Porte County. The addition of K9 Roman brings the division back up to full strength.

He joins the other LCSO K9’s – Argo, Bosco and Miko. All of which are Belgian Malinois and were purchase and trained at Vohne Liche Kennels.

Wells and K9 Roman are scheduled to attend a six-week training course at the kennels.

The LCSO K9 Division and the purchase of dogs is funded entirely by donations and fundraising, so these public safety services come at no additional expense to taxpayers in La Porte County.

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