DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

6-2-14-Vendo-CropOWENSBORO, Ky. (6/3/14) — The Owensboro Police Department is pleased to announce the recent addition of our third K-9, Vendo, a 21 month old German Shepherd.

Vendo was purchased in November, 2013 at a total cost of $17,988.00 through a Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grant which covered this expense.

Received from Top Dogs Police K-9 Academy, LLC in Evansville, Indiana, the K-9 has been trained specifically for the dual purpose capabilities of explosives detection and patrol activities. With this training, the Owensboro Police Department is better equipped to serve our community with precautionary security sweeps of events as well as responding reactively to calls for service.

Vendo’s assigned handler is Officer Steve Morgan, a 13 year veteran with the Owensboro Police Department who has previous experience in this role. Officer Morgan was a K-9 handler for OPD’s now retired K-9, Bady, and looks forward to serving beside his new partner.

We wish Vendo a long and safe career as a member of the Owensboro Police Department family and Owensboro community.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Officer Michael Hathaway

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