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Posted on: May 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] From West Fargo Pioneer: Third K-9 officer joins West Fargo police

West Fargo Pioneer

He’s the youngest member of the West Fargo Police Department, but Brewtus, the 15-month old German Shepherd K-9 officer is quickly learning the ropes alongside his partner, Officer Brock Ackerman.

“He’s a puppy, so he’s still got plenty of puppy in him, but I’ve been very impressed with him out on the street,” Ackerman said. “He’s done very well with that.”

The department’s third K-9 officer began duty on May 8 after a month-long training with Ackerman in Humboldt, Iowa.

Sgt. Pete Nielsen, who partners with K-9 officer Macho, helped Ackerman recruit Brewtus from his homeland of Germany after a community drive to raise the funds for an additional West Fargo K-9.

While the three K-9s have little interaction with each other, Brewtus was chosen because he likes to socialize, almost as much as he loves his blue ball, a constant play toy for the young pup.

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