Knox K9 Takes Third Place in Fast Dog/Hard Dog Competition at Vohne Liche Olympics

Knox Sergeant Chad Dulin & K9 O’Neill

Local K9 units from the Knox and North Judson Police Departments, as well as the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, joined 140 other teams from all over the country and around the world during Vohne Liche Kennels’ Annual Olympics last month.

Knox Sergeant Chad Dulin said his K9 partner O’Neill ended up being ranked third out of 87 participating dogs in the Fast Dog/Hard Dog competition which tested agility, speed and apprehension skills.

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Local K9 Units Team Up for Vohne Liche Kennels’ Olympics

Photo Source: Vohne Liche Kennels

Three K9 Units from Starke County have teamed up to take on the “Olympics” at Vohne Liche Kennels.

The local team consists of North Judson Police Officer Rico Simpson and his K9 partner Jimy, Knox City Police Officer Chad Dulin and his K9 O’Neill, and Starke County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brack Rowe and his K9 Zardoz.

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Knox Police Cracking Down on Cars Blocking Streets Near Elementary, Middle Schools

Yellow areas are where students are to be dropped off. Green areas are where traffic flow is expected. (graphic provided by Knox City Police Department)

Knox School officials are beginning to see some success with updated drop-off and pickup procedures. Previously, cars had been lining up on local roads around the elementary and middle schools. Knox City Police have asked elementary school parents not to arrive to pick up students before 2:20 p.m. Officers say any cars standing on Culver Road will be issued a ticket.

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Knox Police K-9 to Receive New Ballistics Vest Thanks to Generous Donation

Knox Police Department K-9 Officer Sergeant Chad Dulin and O’Neill

The Knox Police Department’s K-9 O’Neill will soon be equipped with a brand new ballistics vest thanks to a generous donation.

Sergeant Chad Dulin, who serves as the city’s K-9 officer delivered the monthly report for the police department at Wednesday morning’s Board of Works meeting.

During the report, Sergeant Dulin said a $1,000 donation was received and those funds were utilized to order a new vest for his K-9 partner. Continue reading