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Medina welcomes new K-9 team, and gives public a chance to pick dog’s name

Photo from Medina Police Department: Medina police officer Jacob Reeves and the department’s new K-9 are shown today when the dog was picked up and joined the Medina PD. The two will train together for 14 weeks before the dog goes into service for the department.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2020 at 4:48 pm

MEDINA – The Medina Police Department welcomed a new K-9 today. The department also announced the dog’s handler, police officer Jacob Reeves.

The dog, a Belgian Malinois, will train for 14 weeks with Reeves before going into service for the community. They will train in patrols and drug detection.

Medina PD is giving the public a chance to vote for the dog’s name. The options include: Bandit, Erie, Phoenix, Gunner, Apollo and Raider. Click here to cast a vote on the Medina PD Facebook page.

Reeves joined the Medina PD in May 2016. He will replace Lt. Todd Draper as the department’s K-9 handler. The new dog also will replace Kye, who has worked with Draper the past eight years. When the new dog completes its training, Kye will retire, likely in late fall.

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