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From Shelter Dog To Canine Cop: Police Select Homeless Dog To Be Department’s Newest K-9 Recruit

A canine who was given up at a shelter as a result of he was apparently too excessive power can thank a police officer and his son for pulling him out of the shelter and getting him on the street to a life as a K-9.

Sheriff’s Detective Cpl. Mike McMahon of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in Morristown, New Jersey, was on the Parsippany Animal Shelter along with his son, attempting to undertake a bearded dragon lizard when he was advised by Parsippany Animal Control Officer Kaitlin Kopshaw canine on the shelter, then named Becker, would make K-9 police canine candidate.

McMahon was launched to Becker, who had already been to a number of houses however was returned as a result of he had a “tremendous amount of energy.” McMahon then did some preliminary checks of Becker’s talents. McMahon’s colleague, Detective Sgt. Aaron Tomasini of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section, concluded with McMahon that Becker, renamed Boomer, certified to coach as an explosive detection canine.
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Posted by Morris County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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“The K-9 Section will train Boomer to perform his expected duties while continuing to provide a high level of service to the residents of Morris County at no expense to the taxpayers,” Sheriff James M. Gannon mentioned in a press launch.

Boomer will obtain 12 to 14 weeks of obedience and bomb sniffing coaching and can then be a part of the police division’s K-9 unit. And that’s not a foul gig contemplating he was most not too long ago at a shelter searching for his perpetually residence.

“An opportunity like this doesn’t present itself very often,” Tomasini mentioned. “Having the ability to create a happy ending of a bad situation is truly inspiring. It just proves that every dog has a purpose.”

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