New Police K-9 Selected to Serve La Vergne

Mar 03, 2021 at 01:54 pm by WGNS


A new police K-9 has been selected to serve in the city of La Vergne.

Officer Justin Darby was able to visit U.S. K-9 Unlimited in Abbeville, Louisiana to spend time with K-9s who are in training to be police K-9s. He selected Turbo, a year-and-a-half old Belgian Malinois. Officer Darby is expected to return to Louisiana in early April to conduct two weeks of hands-on training with Turbo before bringing him home.

“We think Turbo will be a great addition to the La Vergne Police Department,” says Interim Police Chief Chip Davis. “It’s important for our department to have good, reliable working K-9s that can help us keep the city and its residents safe.”

A swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled for a Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting once Turbo and Officer Darby’s training is complete.

Turbo will take the place of Sjaak (pron: Jacques) who passed away in 2020 after being shot while he and his handler, Officer Darby, were leaving the La Vergne Police Department.

See the story about Sjaak, the K9 killed in the line of duty HERE

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