K-9 officer named after fallen Omaha officer

Posted at 5:50 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 18:50:40-04
A story we found on social media that we had just had to share with you.
So we headed to the Des Moines area. The Madison County, Iowa Sheriff's Department has a new K-9. That police dog  has a strong connection to the Omaha Police Department and fallen officer Kerrie Orozco. 3 News Now reporter Megan Stewart has details.
It's the first week on the job for Madison County, Iowa's newest deputy. His namesake..."I thought it was a great way to honor her legacy and everything she did for her community." fallen Omaha Police officer Kerrie Orozco. His handler is Deputy Justin Edwards."It's new it's a totally different ballgame but I've always had a love for animals. So I thought getting a k9 would be just a,along and so far it has been."
"Justin was here talking about trying to get a new dog for the sheriffs department and he said it was going to be like 30,000 and I said we can help you with that." Winterset Cidery owner Gary Heck helped the sheriffs office raise more than $15,000 to buy and train Orozco. "We were happy to support the community and support the sheriffs department. The fact that they named the dog after a fallen officer that's really cool."
Orozco is ready to sniff out crime. As the saying goes a dog is mans best friend, but this bond goes further. "It kinda comes down to the law enforcement brotherhood"