K-9 Murphy officially sworn in
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Police Department has a new K-9 team ready to serve the community.
KPD officer Zach Schwarz and his new K-9 partner Murphy attended Tuesday night’s city council meeting where Murphy was officially sworn in.
Kearney Police Chief Bryan Waugh welcomed Murphy to the team and said a job well done to Officer Schwarz.
Officer Schwarz worked over the past 18 weeks, successfully completing training and dual purpose Police Service Dog state certification.
“I’m sure he will be a loyal partner & a big part of both KPD & your family,” Chief Waugh said on Twitter. Adding that he’s always had a soft spot for the Police Service Dog Unit and got to be a part of Murphy’s swearing in ceremony.
Councilman Bruce Lear assisted with the paw print signature on Murphy’s oath of service.
Officer Schwarz and Murphy join Officer Alstrom and Bane forming the KPD K-9 Unit assigned to Special Services/Uniform Patrol.
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