Here’s how this equipment both helps Leroy and Officer Hajicek on the job.
The door pop allows the K9 handler officer to remotely unlatch the door so their K9 may exit the squad car and come to their aid, should a call for service take a turn for the more dangerous; while, the heat alarm system monitors the interior air temperature of the squad car and sets off the sirens, lights, alarms, and rolls down the windows of the car to help ensure that a K9 doesn’t suffer from heat trauma if the temperature rises into a dangerous threshold.
K9 Leroy is a two-year-old German Shepherd certified in Patrol and Narcotics. He is assigned to Officer Tyler Hajicek of the East Grand Forks MN Police Department. Leroy is extremely energetic, enjoys finding drugs when on-duty, and loves to play with his Kong. When off-duty, Leroy enjoys spending time at the lake. He loves the water and has become quite the swimmer. K9 Leroy has become a “celebrity” in the community and is loved by the public.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.