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Meet Madonna: St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has new K-9 deputy

ST. CLAIR Co., Ala. (WBRC) – The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has hired a new deputy with a special set of skills. Madonna is a three year old Labrador, presented to the sheriff by iK9. That’s a firm that trains such dogs in the McClellan Community in Anniston. A non-profit group called First Foundation …

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K9 Officer donated to Moody PD in honor of fallen Lt. Stephen Williams

From The Tribune staff reports MOODY —  The Moody Police Department will soon have an extra four legs on the streets, thanks to a generous donation by two organizations. Suzi, the K9 officer, is trained in narcotics detection and will be sniffing out crime with handler Officer Burns. The Moody Police Department thanked 1st Foundation …

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Heflin Police Department receives equipment grant

HEFLIN — The Heflin Police Department received an $18,000 grant Friday to help it buy new equipment, intercept illegal drugs and with other policing efforts. The grant originated from First Responders & Special Operations Foundation, a private foundation in Birmingham which provides assistance to members and family members of special operations forces and police special operations.   …

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Clay County Sheriff’s Office receives narcotics dog

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday hired a new employee to help control the rampant drug problem officials say plagues the county.  “Ronaldo,” a four-year-old Belgian malinois, was donated by the Birmingham company IK9, along with the 1st Foundation at the Anniston facility. IK9, which has a facility in Anniston, trains detection dogs for …

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Service Dogs Matter

1st Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance to the members and family members of Special Operations Forces and Police Special Operations. Take a closer look at just how 1st Foundation and iK9 make that mission possible in our first ever 1st Foundation featured story. Follow Samford University Football Coach Ben Ashford’s story of how his …

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iK9 Honors Fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon in Xfinity Series Race at Charlotte

iK9 and Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) will pay tribute to Officer Jordan Sheldon of the Mooresville (N.C.) Police Department with a memorial paint scheme on the No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra of driver Jeffrey Earnhardt in the May 25 Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.  Officer Sheldon lost his life …

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Aragon PD welcomes new K-9 Officer Edge

The Aragon Police Department announced this morning that they have a new recruit joining the force after approval was given by the City Council in previous weeks.  Aragon Police welcomed K-9 Officer Edge to the force this morning, fully funded thanks to charitable donations, organizations helping with funding and  seizure monies. Lt. Christian Cruz was …

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Brewery raising funds for Birmingham police officer’s recovery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Cahaba Brewing Company is raising money to support a Birmingham police officer who was injured during a shooting. Ofc. John Finke is recovering after being shot during an incident in January. He was working a security shift at Church of the Highlands in Woodlawn when he responded to a robbery nearby …

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