2 veterans’ groups in Medina donate to K9 program

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 March 2018 at 10:56 am

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.

David Kusmiersczak, a member of the American Legion, joins Freas in greeting Kye this morning.

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