Medina PD announces name for new K-9: Phoenix
MEDINA – The votes are in and Medina’s new K-9 will be named Phoenix.
The department welcomed community feedback for the dog’s name. The options included Bandit, Erie, Phoenix, Gunner, Apollo and Raider.
Phoenix and Jacob Reeves, the department’s K-9 handler, have started a 14-week training program.
Phoenix is a Belgian Malinois. The K-9 team will train in patrols and drug detection.
Phoenix will replace Kye as the department’s K-9 in the fall after the training is complete. Kye has been the Medina PD’s K-9 for eight years.
Reeves also will replace Lt. Todd Draper as the department’s K-9 handler.