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Dayton K9 Receives Grant

The Dayton Police Department has been awarded a grant for its K9, Tesa. 

A door pop and heat alarm will be provided at no cost, thanks to Hero K9 and support from the public.

Tesa is a three-and-a-half year old Belgian Malinois certified in patrol, narcotics, and article search who works with her partner, Sergeant Gilbert Marksberry. Together, Tesa and Marksberry have been deployed 100 times, recovering meth, heroin, marijuana, and other controlled substances.

Tesa is described as being very independent and social, with a playful temper. 

She has a raspy voice and a big appetite. 

The door pop and heat alarm system, provided by (Radiotronics) in Stuart, Florida, will be shipped directly to the department through Hero K9’s distributor, Streicher's, in Minneapolis. A complimentary BarkBox will also be sent to the department for each K9 receiving equipment related to this grant award, thanks to Bark & Co., in New York.

-Staff report

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