Tuesday, May 3, 2011
St. Louis Police Get Two German Shepherds Courtesy of Foundation
By Chad Garrison
on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 2:52 PM
The foundation officially donated the German Shepherds today at a news conference at police headquarters.
Since its inception in 2007 the St. Louis Police Foundation
has raised more than $1.2 million to fund items not covered by the police department budget, including sniper rifles, ATVs, dashboard cameras and Clyde, a horse for the mounted patrol.
And while the new canines might not be as cool as sniper rifles, they do have really cool names. Dragon is a 15-month-old male that specializes in searching for explosives. Hondo is a two-year-old male skilled at recovering narcotics.
The St. Louis department is the recipient of two new police dogs courtesy of the St. Louis Police Foundation.