The Police Department welcomes its newest academy graduates – K9 Arco, K9 Gabby, and K9 Noah. K9 Noah is named in memory of fallen Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta.
The three K9s graduated from the Department’s K9 Basic Patrol School on Friday, January 6. This class was comprised of nine K9 teams (dog and police officer handler) representing the Montgomery County Police Department, the Alexandria City (Virginia) Police Department, the Gaithersburg Police Department, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the Laurel City Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The K9s and their partners, under the direction of Sergeant Mary Davis of the Montgomery County Police Department and Corporal Jeremiah Kretsinger of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, successfully completed 16 weeks of training. This training included the skills of article searching, tracking, agility, apprehension, and obedience.
Session 48 Montgomery County Police Department Basic Patrol School Graduates:
- Sergeant Chris Fumagalli and K9 Gabby
- Police Officer Sean Pierce and K9 Noah
- Police Officer Cecil Williams II and K9 Arco
Congratulations to all of the K9 teams!