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

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

HCHS to Compete at STAR Events

HENDERSON, Ky. (3/30/15) — Family Career and Community Leaders of America Culinary Arts team is competing at the… Read More

BES Celebrates 'Family Fun Night' Thursday

BREMEN, Ky. (3/30/15) — Bremen Elementary School celebrated Family Fun Night Thursday, March 26. Family Fun Night is… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5980

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5491

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5213

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5150

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4307

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 4185

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13969

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11660

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 30, 2015 4185

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 2429

Juvenile Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 2263

Man Charged for Selling Drugs from Red Cardinal…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 2220

Two Charged in Bremen Meth Bust

by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
March 30, 2015 2032

Report of Suspicious Man Ends with PI, Meth…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 1357

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 1181

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 30,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 944

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 911

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 777

Easter Cuties Pageant Raises Funds for Shanice…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News