DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Police Department is getting a new K9, thanks to a generous donation.
Representatives of the Matt Haverkamp Foundation and Shiver Security joined police officers to acknowledge a $14,500 donation at the city council meeting Wednesday night.
The donation will allow the department to purchase a dual-purpose tracking/patrol and narcotics detecting dog.
The new dog, Hugo is a 15-month-old German Shepard. He and his partner, Officer Randy Betsinger, will attend Shallow Creek training facility in Pennsylvania beginning March 11.
The Matt Haverkamp Foundation was founded in 2005 in memory of the Golf Manor Police Department officer who died from injuries sustained in a car accident. Since the foundation’s inception, it has been able to raise $450,000 to help purchase 57 police dogs.