Officer Wilson’s report of a recent track by his K9 partner Boris:
“My K9 Partner Boris and I responded to assist a Wisconsin State Trooper on a traffic stop. The driver fled from the scene prior to our arrival. As units flowed into the area, they set up a perimeter. I responded to the stop location to collect a scent for K9 Boris to track. The car was locked so I swabbed the driver’s door handle to collect the suspect’s scent. The Trooper had lost vision of the suspect fleeing north of the traffic stop. I responded to that location with 3 backup Officers. No weapon info at this point the only info available the suspect fled the traffic stop and he may have a warrant.
The suspect left a very nice foot impression in the snow. His direction of travel was towards a heavily wooded area which upon first look did not appear anyone could get through the thick growth. K9 Boris took scent and tracked into and through growth. I had to drop his tracking line in order to make it through. K9 Boris tracked to a storage yard of a construction company. Numerous construction vehicles and junk were in this yard as well as several employees.
K9 Boris tracked from west to east in the fenced in area eliminating the employees as suspects. The track was lost and we returned to the point I knew we were on track. K9 Boris was restarted and he tracked to the suspect who was hiding behind a large crate and a stack of tires. He was visible only once we were on top of his hiding spot. We had passed him on the first track coming within 10′ of his location. The was located approximately 400 yards from traffic stop by K9 Boris and placed into custody.
K9 Boris gave great information as far as negating the employees of construction company, showing negatives and staying committed to track.”
Change of Command at Capital K9s
Effective January 1, 2015, leadership changes will take place at Capital K9s.
President Kristen Fuhremann concludes her two-year term of office with Capital K9s. At a recent Capital K9s board of directors meeting, Sergeant Chris Boyd, of the Madison Police Department (MPD), recognized Kristen’s stellar leadership and thanked her for her significant contributions toward Capital K9s in helping fund the MPD canine unit. Most recently, Kristen represented Capital K9s at Dog Fair at the Alliant Energy Center and introduced Police Officer Henry Wilson and K9 Boris, who conducted a demonstration at this event. Kristen will continue to serve as a member of the Capital K9s board of directors.
Treasurer/Secretary Dan McIlroy ended his tenure as officer and member of the CapitalK9s board of directors. As one of the original founders of Capital K9s, Dan has contributed his time and talent, including the resources of his business ProAdSpec Inc., toward the success of many fund raising efforts of the organization. President Kristen Fuhremann thanked Dan for all that he has done for Capital K9s and commented that the vacancy created by his departure will be difficult to fill.
President Elect BJ Bethke will assume the role of President for Capital K9s. BJ has been a member of the Capital K9s board of directors since 2011. His service on a number of Capital K9s committees has prepared him for this leadership role.
Held at Alliant Energy Center
Sunday, November 2
At Dog Fair, Capital K9s President Kristen Fuhremann explained how this non-profit organization helps support the Madison Police Department canine unit – fund raising events and through the generous donations of individual citizens and local business. (more…)
Since 2009, David Wood, owner of Applewood Self Storage, has donated to the Madison Police Department K9 Unit a valuable training tool. (more…)
The Carlson Company construct the canine agility equipment at the Madison Police Department Training Center. Thanks to Chris Carlson and his crew for building these wonderful canine training tools. Capital K9s salutes this civic-minded business!
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Capital K9s wishes to extend a very special “Thank You” to Artist Birgit Bach for designing the logo for our new MPD merchandise apparel. We appreciate the many hours she spent drawing the portrait of the dog and for incorporating Chief Koval’s motto into the design. Birgit specializes in hand drawn “Pet Portraits”. To view other custom art designs by Birgit, visit her website www.underthesunarts.com
The new shirts are now available for purchase on the Capital K9s website – “Shop Now” page.
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Lab Aided at Pool by Dog Paddle Volunteers/Off-Duty Police Officers
Lab aided: Two of Madison’s finest – Police Officer Jordan Ebner and Police Officer Micaela Magsamen – witnessed Bailey struggling in the deep end of the pool at Dog Paddle 2014. They pulled this lovable lab from the water and stayed with Bailey until the staff at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine could examine her.
After Bailey passed this wellness examination, the owner was located. All’s well that ends well and Bailey went home with a great story to share with her pups and grand pups. Thank you Officer Ebner and Officer Magsamen for caring!
To serve and protect: Madison’s exceptional police dogs help keep the city safe
Read this interesting article in the current issue of The Isthmus Paper: “The Wells Fargo Bank near East Towne Mall was robbed in February. When Madison police officers arrived………………” (read more)