Finding The Missing

Here’s an opportunity to hear a presentation by MPD K9 Officer Carren Corcoran and Linda Zapata about the use of cadaver dogs in missing person cases and the cold case homicide of Jeanette Zapata, Linda’s mother.

All proceeds will go to Team Madison Police.

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Finding The Missing
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Officer Jeff Felt promoted to Sergeant; Gildon retires

Sgt. Chris Boyd: “K9 Gildon, a 10 year old german shepherd, has retired from the Madison Police Department. Officer Jeff Felt and K9 Gildon began working as a team to make Madison a safer place in the spring of 2006.  On December 1st of this year K9 Gildon officially retired and Officer Felt began training to fulfill his new promoted position as a patrol sergeant.

K9 Gildon assisted the Madison Police Department in hundreds of cases during the seven years as a police service K9.  K9 Gildon conducted building searches, tracks of criminals and missing persons, apprehensions, narcotics searches, and evidence searches.  Out of all these tasks Gildon was trained for, tracking was his specialty.  Officer Felt and Gildon were a great team and it was clear they respected one another.  Officer Felt laughed often at Gildon’s puppy ways and Gildon looked at his human partner with loyalty and trust.  They moved through building searches, challenging tracks on difficult terrain, and narcotics searches in clustered environments like a dance team.  Officer Felt anticipated every move Gildon made, and Gildon looked for direction when needed. They were in many dangerous situations together and always came out safely.  They had each other’s back.  The K9 unit, Madison Police Department, and citizens of Madison will miss K9 Gildon.  We thank him for his service and wish him a happy retirement in the loving home of Sergeant Felt and his family.”

50/50 Raffle Ticket Winners – Dog Paddle 2013

Capital K9s is delighted to announce the following 50/50 raffle ticket winners at Dog Paddle 2013:

  • 1st Prize – Kevin Frey
  • 2nd Prize – Jim Donnell
  • 3rd Prize – Ron Markham

Congratulations to these winners and thank you to everyone for making this year’s event a splashing success!

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50/50 Raffle Tickets Available

Time is running out! Dog Paddle is only eight (8) days away!

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Register before September 7, 2013 and save $3 for each dog.

Capital K9s will conduct a 50/50 raffle drawing at Dog Paddle on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Avenue, Madison. You can purchase your raffle tickets from 10:00AM to 1:00PM at the following locations:

Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Mounds East (Stoughton Road)

Raffle tickets can also be purchased from any board member. To contact a board member, email capitalk9smadison@gmail.com.

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K-9 sniffs drugs in vehicle stop, police say

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A local man was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges including drug possession after a traffic stop for a missing front plate, police said.

The Madison Police Department’s West District Community Police Team was responding to citizen complaints about trespassing and possible drug dealing at an apartment complex on the 6700 block of Schroeder Road Tuesday night when an armed man was taken into custody, according to the report.

Deangelo L. Gray, 32, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a park, felony bail jumping and possession of a firearm as a felon, Madison police said.

Records for Gray include addresses in both Madison and Cottage Grove.

The report said officers spotted a white Mercedes that did not have a front license plate leaving the area just before 8 p.m., and officers stopped the car.

Gray denied having drugs or other contraband. However, police said K-9 Martie indicated drugs were present.

Police said officers found marijuana, a loaded handgun, large capacity magazine filled with ammunition, several cell phones, and hundreds of dollars in cash.

Court records indicate the suspect was recently arrested in Milwaukee County for allegedly dealing cocaine.

MPD K9 finds missing 83-year-old man

Madison Police are crediting K9 Josh with finding a missing 83-year-old man.Josh_Teresa_Reduced

The man’s wife said she awoke early Saturday morning, around 3:15 a.m, and realized that her husband was gone.

Her husband has dementia, and she said he can go off on very long walks.

She called police, and officers brought in Josh. Josh found the man not far from the family’s Northport Dr. home. Officers say he was dirty, and it looked like he had been out wandering for some time.

The MPD recently hosted a K9 tracking training for other law enforcement agencies, and part of the curriculum was how to search for missing people.

MPD Hosts K9 Training

 

The Madison Police Department hosted a K9 training for neighboring agencies, where Sergeant Chris Boyd and Officer Carren Corcoran shared new strategies to train dogs for tracking.

Sergeant Karen Krahn

Bubba Vists Karen Krahn

Karen KrahnMadison police officers said goodbye to one of their own Wednesday, May 22, 2013, as the department held a visitation for Sergeant Karen Krahn.

Sergeant Krahn passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

While she was in hospice, the Madison Police Department (MPD) presented Sergeant Krahn with the department’s first Courageous Service Award, which was created in her honor.  Pictured on the right is Madison Mounted patrol horse, Bubba, visiting Sergeant Krahn at Agrace HospiceCare.

Sergeant Krahn had a special bond with both the MPD Mounted Patrol and K-9 units.  Her bond with the animals did not end with her passing.  Members of the K-9 unit paid their respects at her visitation, and horses with the Mounted Patrol were present at her funeral.

Sergeant Krahn’s wish was that if anyone wanted to make a donation in her memory, that they contribute to Capital K9s and Madison Mounted. Click on the red “DONATE Now” button to the right.