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Macomb Police to Restart K-9 Program

Apr 25, 2019
Emily Boyer / Tri States Public Radio

The Macomb Police Department has gone without a K-9 unit for more than a year following the early passing of the previous police dog. Police Chief Curt Barker told Tri States Public Radio it's time to restart the program.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Dakota Foley stood before about 70 young kids and 20 adults Wednesday morning at the Keokuk Public Library. He was joined in the Round Room by his partner, Kion, a two-year-old black German Shepard.

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Lee County Sheriff Deputy Uriah Wheatley described his new partner, Gunner, as "spunky" on the job and "chill" after hours. Gunner is a black German Shepard, and the two put on a display of their abilities following the recent Lee County Board meeting at the county jail.

New Deputies Have a Bit of Bark

May 30, 2016
Jared DuBach/McDonough County Voice

The sheriff's departments in McDonough and Knox Counties each added a new canine officer.  One will search for people while the other will search for drugs.