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Nebraska State Patrol welcomes new Police Service Dog

Posted at 3:20 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 16:20:24-04

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KMTV) - The Nebraska State Patrol is welcoming a new police K9.

Police Service Dog Fahn is named in honor of Trooper Dale Fahnholz, who passed away suddenly on March 1.

“Our PSD Unit is made up of incredibly talented canines and the troopers who handle them,” said Captain Jason Scott, Commander of NSP Special Operations. “Fahn joins a diligent team that serves the entire state of Nebraska.”

Fahn and his handler, Sgt. Workman, went through months of training to earn certification.

Fahn will be stationed in Grand Island and patrol the same troop area in which Trooper Fahnholz spent the majority of his career.

The Nebraska State Patrol's Police Service Dog Unit consists of nine canine-handler teams stationed throughout the state.

The dogs are purchased through public donations made to the Nebraska State Patrol Foundation.

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