Medina K-9 meets new friends at basketball game

Staff Reports Posted 22 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman

Kye, the Medina Police K-9 dog makes some new friends at the Medina CSAT boys basketball game tonight at Medina High School. Kye is a Belgian Malinois that works each day with his partner/handler Sgt. Todd Draper.

“Kye loves meeting new people especially children” Sgt. Draper said.  “It is also amazing how he draws the attention of the high school age kids who may not normally want to interact with just a police officer.  They all like petting him and want to be around him.”

While Kye’s main duties are tracking, drug detection, building searches and criminal apprehension, the time he spends going to sporting events helps in his training of just being around other people.