City of Kewaunee K9 officer Charlie is in his fourth year patrolling the municipality, supported entirely by the community. Another opportunity to help is coming up Saturday September 7th, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Pooches in the Pool event. Charlie is a busy officer with a lot of job responsibilities. Charlie helps track people. He has a superior sniffer that ferrets out narcotics. Charlie must also protect his handler, Officer Brian Gale, if the two of them find their way into a life-threatening situation. Gale has the privilege of looking after Charlie even away from police headquarters.
Gale says the training requires equipment that is beginning to show wear and tear. Also, Charlie is already about halfway through his tenure as a K9 Officer and plans have to be started for a transition. Pooches in the Pool is the last swimming event, for any species, at the Kewaunee RV and Campground this year. And if you were wondering, Charlies loves the water.