TIPTON, Iowa — If and when someone goes missing in Tipton, the police have a new tool to assist in the search.
Officers Friday introduced the department’s new K9 officer to the public.
Bullet and her handler, Officer Scott McGlaughlin, have been training in Texas.
A grant from the non-profit group “K9s4Cops” paid for Bullet and her training.
The Tipton Police Department is the only law enforcement agency in Cedar County to have a K9 officer.
“I think it’s a great tool to have. Again, for Tipton and Cedar County as a whole. It’s a tool that we can definitely take advantage of and I think this dog will be a good asset to our community,” said McGlaughlin.
Also Friday, the department unveiled an original painting featuring Bullet. Cedar Rapids artist Santiago Sanchez donated the painting.
The department will sell 1,000 limited edition prints to raise money for Bullet’s care.