GARY | The Gary Police Department recently doubled the size of its K-9 unit with addition of German Shepherds, “Ranger” and “Argo.”
The dogs were purchased with grant funding and will assist veteran dogs “Dutch” and “Loki” with narcotics investigations, weapons searches, patrols, tracking and the apprehension of suspects, according to police.
“We are glad to have these new additions to our K-9 unit, as they, too, serve and protect our citizens,” said Deputy Chief Larry McKinley. “With this increase, we are now able to have one dog on each shift. It is our ultimate goal to have two dogs per shift.”
Police said the first police dogs were purchased through donations made to the Gary K-9 Association, and are asking anyone interested in making a donation or learning more about the fund to contact Corporal John Artibey Jr., at (219) 808-9108. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 64409, Gary, IN 46401.