The Everest Metro Police Department has
a new member, but he's not your typical officer.
exactly what I've hoped for," said Officer Matt Krembs who is the
new K-9's partner.
Krembs and Aron have spent the past six weeks in an intense training
program in Indiana.
developing a good bond together as a team, because that's absolutely
what we are," he said.
marked their first official day on the job together. The two-year-old
German Shepherd came to the department thanks to private donations.
It's safe to say the two are still feeling each other out.
dog's ability to smell, his drive and his desire to work for
somebody, for the handler, is spectacular," said Krembs of Aron's
is taking the place of the Everest Metro Police Department's recently
retired K-9, Lord. He served with Officer Robert Dickerson for six
always said since day one that I have very large shoes to fill,"
said having a K-9 officer on the force makes a difference.
really wanted to contribute to the drug enforcement effort here in
Marathon County," said Krembs. "Being in the car and knowing
that he's there and ready to go to work is a good feeling."
Krembs hopes to patrol the streets with Aron for close to a decade.
He said that's the standard working career for a K-9 officer.