Faribault Police Department Adds New K-9
Faribault Police Captain Neal Pederson and Chief Andy Bohlen announced that they have a new addition to the K-9 unit, which was hand-selected in Europe by members of the St. Paul Police Department’s Canine Unit. After the canine’s long journey to Minnesota, the Faribault Police Department would like to welcome and introduce “Cannon” a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois (Belgian Shepherd) male. He will soon be partnered with Officer Adam Marvin as they head off to some intense canine training at the St. Paul Police Department’s Canine Training Facility in March. The crime fighting duo is expected to hit the streets of Faribault after their training is completed in May.
Also according to the press release, Faribault residents and other supporters responded again with generous support for the police department’s canine program, raising an estimated $35,000 through donations and fundraising from the sale of stuffed police canine “Chase” dogs at Paddington’s Feed & Seed, Affinity Plus Credit Union, and the police department’s main lobby.
More than 100 name choices were submitted. They narrowed it down. Here are some of the other honorable mentions.
- “Otto” submitted by Lorraine Dudley
- “Kotja” submitted by Lori Christensen
- “Titan” submitted by 5-year-old Jace Kotek
- “Boone” submitted by 16-year-old Anna Aaker
- “Alex” submitted by Sandra Thomas, Kyle Roth and Jennifer Shannon (named after Alexander Faribault)