Clayton County Raises Money to Purchase New K-9

by Katie Wiedemann, Reporter


By Katie Wiedemann

Clayton County, Iowa - Police dogs, or canine officers, often play vital roles for police and sheriff's departments. But in Clayton County, the sheriff's K-9 is getting old and ready to retire. Deputies there are working to raise $ 11,000 needed to buy and train a replacement dog.

Deputy Matt Moser knows his partner Bear has his back, no matter who or what threatens him.

Moser said, "A horse actually came and tried attacking me. The dog scared the horse off so it shows how much bond there is. "

The two have been partners for almost four years. In that time they've made 75 drug related arrests. Moser says Bear helps keep suspects in check.

"Every time I gave my verbal warnings to have the guy stop they've all complied so no one has ever contested the dog. "

The 9 year old Belgium Maelinwa began showing his age earlier this year. Once the department gets a new dog, Bear will stay home with the Moser family.

"It's going to be tough," said Moser.

Their days as co-workers are limited. But Moser hopes this friendship last for years to come.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG