We are hosting a Comedy Night Fundraiser to help support our K9 partners. The event is at Tommy T’s Comedy Club (12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova) on Friday November 20th. Doors open at 6:30PM and show starts at 7:30PM. Come meet our K9 teams and enjoy a night of laughs. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from our online store. We will do a raffle during the event and have K9 merchandise for sale. Hope to see you there!!!
K9 Ramon visiting one of his biggest fans. Thank you Kathy and Carl Hennige for you generous donation and your continued support of our association.
Working K9 isn’t all about fighting crime. Thank you again to the families at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital for allowing us to visit them. Through donations to our association we are able to purchase stuffed dogs to give out to the kids (they even have a FPDK9 badge). Also thank you to the crew with Child Life Specialists for making this happen.
John Chapman, Companion Animals Territory Sales Manager for Trouw Nutrition International, presented Folsom Police K9 Rex with a Kevlar safety vest donation on behalf of his company’s customers in the companion food industry.
The bullet resistant vest will provide a level of protection K9 Rex hasn’t previously had available due to the enormous cost.
Trouw Nutrition USA is an international leader providing the agriculture and pet food industries with technology-based ingredients. They are based in Highland, Ill.
The vests typically cost around $900 and Chapman’s company is donating 10 of them for different K9 units nationwide. The vests are very expensive and not all K9 units have them because of their price.
“It will definitely keep K9 Rex safer because of the ballistic capabilities of the vest,” Stokhaug said. “It’s the same type of material that we as police officers use for our bullet proof vests.”
Thank you again John Chapman and Trouw Nutrition International!!!
K9 Jerry passed away Sunday after complications from a seizure. K9 Jerry was almost 11 years old.
K9 Jerry came to us in 2004 and was teamed with Officer Mike Griffin. During his career with Officer Griffin, they competed in several K9 competitions and were used in several security details (one including a visit from the President). When Officer Griffin decided to move on from being a K9 handler, I was teamed with K9 Jerry for just a little over a year. During one of our training sessions, K9 Jerry cracked one of his canine teeth. It was cracked so bad that K9 Jerry required surgery to repair his gum line. K9 Jerry was a very high energy dog to say the least. Anyone that ever worked around K9 Jerry can remember hearing his loud, enthusiastic, deep bark on traffic stops or covering radio traffic while the handler tried to talk on the radio. Approximately a year later, K9 Jerry cracked another canine tooth and was deemed unable to continue working (hard to bite bad guys with so many teeth missing).
The Folsom Police K9 Association is sponsoring a fundraiser night at Cattlemen’s Restaurant in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday April 10th from 5PM to 10PM. We have partnered with the Folsom Mounted Association and the Folsom Motor Association. We will be showcasing our Police Motors, Police Horses and of course our Police K9’s. Monies raised will go to all three of our associations. Come have great meal and hang out with us. For money to go to our associations, you will need to bring in the attached flyer with you to give to your server. Thank you for your continued support!!!
We just put together a Facebook page that we will be updating with K9 related stuff (events, pictures, etc.). Please check out our page and like us…..
The Folsom Police Department K9 Unit welcomed a new crime fighter to the team, K9 Rex. K9 Rex came to us from VCSI and is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix. K9 Rex is teamed up with K9 Officer Sean Stokhaug.
Child Development Assistant Shawn McCarthy-Drake takes care of 30 kids at the Trajan Elementary School Discovery Club in Orangevale (which is a before and after school program at the school). As many of us know, keeping track of 30 kids can get pretty tricky. Especially on field trips! Shawn wanted a way to support the Folsom K9 Association and came up with a great idea. Shawn purchased 30 Folsom K9 Association shirts for her kids. What a great way to keep track of 30 kids if they are all wearing the same shirts. Thank you Shawn!!!