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Newly appointed to the K9 unit, Madison Police Officer Nick Eull and his canine partner, Frees, undergo extensive training in North Carolina.
This is what wrote:
Frees and I have been training together at Tarheel Canine in Sanford, NC since June 2. We’ve put in some long days in this North Carolina heat but our hard work is surely paying off. We continue to learn from each other and I’m certain the two of us will make a great team back in Madison. Some of the training topics we have tackled include narcotics detection, building/open area searches, bitework/aggression, tracking and obedience just to name a few.
I’ve attached an action photo which was taken while Frees and I were working through a “blind” vehicle sniff for narcotics. In this instance, Frees was tasked with sniffing the exterior of a car for illegal drugs. We didn’t know whether or not this vehicle actually had narcotics in it. Frees used his nose and found the drugs concealed in the engine compartment. His trained alert is a “sit and stare” at the source location which he did. He then awaits his reward for working which happened to be a rubber Kong toy.
This photo shows me throwing Frees’ Kong toy at the front grill where he has alerted to the odor of narcotics. It’s a pretty cool shot since the Kong is mere inches above his head while his eyes are still locked in on the car. The dog actually thinks that the toy magically appears from the car and doesn’t realize that I am the one who secretly “pays” him for working.
Introducing Sgt. Chris Boyd – a leader of the MPD K9 team.
Unique Birthday Celebration
A nine year-old boy celebrates his birthday in a very special way. Each year he asks his friends to set aside money that they would have spent to buy him birthday gifts. In turn, he donates this money to one or more charities. This year, Capital K9s received a meaningful donation from this very generous, civic-minded young man! In addition to helping support a very worthwhile endeavor, he is showing his friends that he truly knows the meaning of giving. Thanks Nick!
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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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.”
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!
Time is running out! Dog Paddle is only eight (8) days away!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.