By Mark Kanz
Kewaunee Police Chief Frank Salentine says he didn’t know what to expect at first when K-9 officer, Charlie, joined the department last August. Salentine says the experience has exceeded his expectations. He says Charlie has helped find missing people, prevented at least one person from a suicide attempt and aided in taking thousands of dollars worth of drugs off the street, but there’s another benefit.
Salentine says Kewaunee has assisted other departments with similar situations. He says Charlie has saved time for the human officers and has made their work safer. The chief says there are on-going costs for Charlie including medical, additional training and food. The police auxiliary will be across from Haney Park Saturday selling hot dogs and other items during the citywide rummage sale