FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac Police Department has added a new furry member to its K-9 Unit.

K-9 Jesus, a 16-month-old German Shepherd, was born in Bulgaria and initially trained in Hungry, before being transferred to Jessiffany Canine Services in Iron Ridge. K-9 Jesus was paired up with Officer Ben Hardgrove.

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K-9 Jesus is a dual-purpose police dog that is trained in drug detection, tracking, and protection. Officer Hardgrove brings K-9 handler experience to his new partner and is also a member of the SWAT Team as a Tactical Operator.

Thursday was K-9 Jesus’s first day on the streets in the Fond du Lac Police Department’s Patrol Division.