2 veterans’ groups in Medina donate to K9 program
Photos by Tom Rivers
MEDINA – Two veterans’ groups, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, each presented checks this morning for $200 to Lt. Todd Draper of the Medina Police Department. Draper is also the handler/partner for Kye, the department’s K9.
Steve Johnson, left, is commander of the American Legion in Medina and Jim Freas, right, is commander of the VFW post.
Draper said the $400 will go into the department’s K9 account. Draper is hopeful there will soon be a new vehicle for the K9. The current vehicle is from 2008 with more than 120,000 miles.
Kye is a Belgian Malinois that works each day with Lt. Todd Draper. Kye joined the department in 2012.