Efforts to Re-Start Lomira PD K-9 Program Continue to Progress
The Lomira Police Department’s efforts to re-start their K-9 program continue to progress. Lomira Police Officer Mike Rowe told us Friday that.the department has chosen their new K-9 dog – a two year old purebred German Shepherd from Holland named Gandor. Rowe explains that Gandor will be a dual-purpose K-9, with the ability to detect narcotics, locate missing people and protect his handler with bite work. Gandor has been in training since he arrived in the country three weeks ago, and Rowe will be joining the five-week training program with his new partner starting on Monday. Rowe says the training will start with forming a bond between the dog and his handler and move into more advanced stages – including narcotics detection and bite work.
The department has raised just over $51,000 of the $85,000 necessary to fully fund the program – with much of the remaining funds needed to cover the cost of the special K-9 squad car. Rowe says people who would like to donate to help cover the remaining cost can find a link to a GoFundMe Page on the department’s Facebook page, or if any businesses want to donate they can talk to Officer Rowe at 920-269-4900.