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Bloodhound Put Into Service Utilizing Special Capabilities November 25, 2013

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For Immediate Release

November 25, 2013

Fort Wayne Police Unveil Enhanced K9 Capability




When:                          Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Where:                         Public Safety Academy

                                    7602 Patriot Crossing


Time:                           10:00 a.m.


Details:                        The Fort Wayne Police Department recently added a Bloodhound to its K9 program, twenty-two month old K9 Bella has been put into service enhancing our capabilities that will allow for specialized searches.


                                    Currently certified with the National Police Bloodhound Association and soon to be certified with the North American Police Work Dog Association, Bella will be handled by Sgt. Robert Theurer a twenty-five year veteran of the Fort Wayne Police Department with seventeen years of experience handling and training police K9’s. Sgt. Theurer is recognized as a Master Trainer of Police Service dogs by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Sgt. Theurer stated, “Bella will be utilized for Man Trailing missing persons and criminal suspects”.  


                                    K9 Bella came to the Fort Wayne Police Department on July 29th through a Bloodhound rescue program of the National Police Bloodhound Association she was without any previous training. 


                                    Sgt. Theurer and K9 Bella will be introduced to the public at a meet and greet Wednesday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of the Public Safety Academy located at 7602 Patriot Crossing.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

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