Thursday, January 3, 2013
One name was chosen from more than 2,300 suggestions. And no, it wasn't Chuck Norris or HeGotMyWeed.
After sifting through more than 2,300 suggestions that came pouring in through a social media contest, the Greenfield Police Department has chosen a name for its new police canine. "Karma" beat out finalists Bucky, Hero and Chuck Norris. The name was first mentioned by Marina Schmidt, who received a prize pack from the department. The contest netted the department more than 300 Facebook “likes” as voters had to “like” the page in order to offer a valid suggestion. Some of the more creative or unusual suggestions included Dunkin, Donut, PAWS (Police Advisory Warning System), Fluffy and HeGotMyWeed. In revealing the winning name on Facebook today, the department also announced Karma’s handler will be officer Steve Turnacliff, who has been …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
If you missed his retirement ceremony last week, you can catch in on the web.
K9 Badger's retirement from the Greenfield Police Department was first documented with a "front page" story on Greenfield Patch, and then with a photo gallery. But that's not all for one of the most popular members of the force. K9 Badger's retirement ceremony is now on YouTube! The 8-minute video was posted Monday by the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, which made a large donation to the department, to help purchase a replacement for Badger.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After 7 1/2 years with the Greenfield Police Department, the successful canine called it a career Tuesday and was honored by the city.
The Greenfield Police Department was at the center of attention at Tuesday's Common Council meeting at City Hall. With dozens of officers and command staff in attendance, the department and city officials recognized Michael Schlossmann, Bruce Larsen and Steven Claflin of Schlossmann’s Subaru City for their donation of a 2012 Subaru STI to the department, and Dr. Marla Lichtenberger of MECA Vest-a-K9 Foundation and Stan and Mike Kass of Skylark Vending, who split the cost of a $14,000 donation for a new police canine. But the star of the show was Badger, the department's police canine, who was recognized along with Sergeant Scott Zienkiewicz, his handler, for their 7 1/2 years of service together. Badger retired Tuesday.