Drug Dog Forced to Retire

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A drug dog in Douglas County is being forced into early retirement because of Oregon’s recently passed recreational marijuana law. But, her skills won’t go to waste. The passage of Measure 91 in November has a lot of state agencies making adjustments before the law takes effect this July, and that includes … Continue reading »

New K9 Deputy Joins Sheriff’s Office

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy on duty, but the newest member has a tail and four legs. Three-year-old Xander joined the team last month, after he completed 240 hours of basic training with his new handler, Deputy Greg Goller. The German Shepherd dog was born in the Netherlands, … Continue reading »

Teens Facing Menacing Charges

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two Springfield teenagers are in jail Sunday night after reportedly leading police on a foot chase for more than a mile. Just after midnight Sunday morning, Springfield Police responded to a call at the corner of G and Mill after someone called 911 saying two people they knew were threatening them and … Continue reading »

Police Dogs Show off Their Skills

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — They say a dog is a man’s best friend and Saturday Springfield police showed they make a pretty good coworker too. Dogs from throughout the state competed head to head in Springfield’s annual police dog competition. The dogs competed in five different categories focusing on speed, agility, and the dogs sense of … Continue reading »

Springfield PD Host K9 Training

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Springfield Police Department spent Monday and Tuesday hosting K9s from all over Oregon; it was all part of the state’s annual training exercises. Police departments brought their canine units to Springfield for training exercises. It may have looked like fun and games for the dogs, but police say it’s serious business. … Continue reading »

Springfield Honors Retired K9

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After a more than 6-year career, Springfield says goodbye to one of its finest. Councilors honored Bronko at Monday’s council meeting, a now retired K9 Officer. The German Shepherd becomes a normal dog. He can now sleep inside, play with toys and go to the park. His handler, Officer Brian Keetle, says … Continue reading »