New KPD K-9 publicly introduced

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Officer Scott Keniston’s new partner was introduced to members of the Keizer City Council on Monday evening. The new partner was so short, councilors had to stand in order to see him. Did we mention Bruno is the Keizer Police Department’s newest K-9? Bruno is now on patrol with Keniston following his six-week training, which was highlighted in a recent issue of the Keizertimes. Bruno takes the place of Keniston’s former K-9 partner, the now-retired Bas. Bruno was introduced to the council just a couple of weeks after another former KPD K-9, Axel, passed away. Police Chief John Teague introduced Keniston and Bruno on Monday. “More importantly, I want to recognize our donors. A number of people have donated to the City of Keizer for the purchase of Bruno and some of the outfitting of the dog,” Teague said. In particular, Teague thanked Louis Nordyke, the Keizer Volunteer Firefighters Association, plus a donor who wished to remain anonymous. “I want to point out one of the great things is the Keizer Volunteer Firefighters Association decided to support the city in this notion,” Teague said. “They made a substantial contribution towards this dog. We are heartwarmed by the notion, so thanks a lot.” Teague also took a moment to thank 11-year-old Enya Wallace, who saved her money to buy a custom harness for Bruno....

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