BB Police Department K9 Unit Receives Donation from Dog Gone Fun 4H Club

BB Police Department K9 Unit Receives Donation from Dog Gone Fun 4H Club
Sergeant Chris Anderson of the Broken Bow Police Department and K9 Sam receive a check from the Dog Gone Fun 4H Club.

BROKEN BOW—The Dog Gone Fun 4H Club was joined by special guests during its meeting on Monday, October 24. Broken Bow Sergeant Chris Anderson of the Broken Bow Police Department (BBPD) and K9 Sam accepted a $1,400 check from the club members to benefit the K9 program.

Sam is a 66-pound, 7-year-old German Shepherd who has been trained in narcotics since he was a puppy. Sergeant Anderson and Sam have been partners for seven years and have served in Broken Bow for the last three years. Ongoing training for Sam includes 16 hours of narcotics training per month and daily commands and obedience training. Sam assists with various traffic stops and vehicle or building inspections.

Sergeant Anderson said the Broken Bow Police Department is grateful for the donation and how it will impact the K9 program.

“It’s fantastic. It helps us out a lot with equipment needs that we have plus when Sam does eventually retire helping to replace him with another dog,” Sergeant Anderson told KCNI/KBBN.

During Monday’s meeting, club members were able to present a check to the BBPD thanks to the generous donations through the sale of raffle tickets this past summer for a quilt made by Carla Williams.

This is the first year the club has donated to the K9 program but has done past quilt fundraisers and used the proceeds for new agility equipment and a trailer. The club has also made dog training toys out of old denim jeans and given them to the BBPD.

Dog Gone Fun 4H Club leaders include Theresa Wiiest, Angela Burnett, Kendra Burnett, Carol Croghan, and Jonathan Brouwer.

In addition, the Broken Bow Police Department recently shared that Sam has been nominated for the Aftermath K9 Grant. Winners will be chosen by the number of votes received from October 24 – October 31. BBPD encourages the public to consider voting for Sam. Any proceeds received will go the Broken Bow Police K9 Fund.

Click here to vote: https://www.aftermath.com/2021-southcentral-k9-voting/

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