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K-9 Officer Bas impacts his community

K-9 Officer Bas with Chief Donald Wyar

K-9 Officer Bas impacts the community.

In 2017, the South Fork Police Department in South Fork, Pennsylvania purchased K-9 Bas (pronounced “boss”). This two-year-old shepherd has since made a great impact in his local community.

Bas initially trained for three weeks, thanks to the help from “Right Hand K-9,” who flew in from Utah. He trained in the loft of a local barn, surrounded by cows, horses, and other barn animals. Chief Donald Wyar explains how, despite Bas’ young age and this new environment, the K-9 did “exceptionally well.”

Bas is also certified in narcotics including marijuana, heroin, meth, and cocaine. His biggest bust has been a whole pound of marijuana at a local traffic stop. He is also working with the North American Police Work Dog Association, currently training for patrol.

Chief Wyar attributes Bas’ success to the K-9’s disciplined attitude. He explains how Bas “loves people, but when he’s in work mode, he’s a completely different dog.”

Since becoming certified in June of 2017, Bas has had a very busy work schedule. He works for not only the South Fork Police Department but also the neighboring Summer Hill Police Department. This requires Bas to work 13-14 hour days, consisting of training in the morning, and then “working the streets” for 12 hours a day.

Bas covers 14 municipalities, which, Wyar explains, has “helped out this area tremendously.” He notes how the National Police Dog Foundation’s donation toward Wyar’s training has also “played a major role” in their success.

The National Police Dog Foundation is proud to have contributed to Bas’ training. The National Police Dog Foundation looks forward to seeing how Bas continues to impact his community in a positive way.

National Police Dog Foundation recognizes the importance of training and the bond between K-9s and their handlers. Help us, and join the Foundation in reducing the department’s training costs, and help build the K-9/Handler relationships to better serve the community.

The training of K-9s can be very expensive and most K-9 departments simply do not have the funds for proper training. The National Police Dog Foundation is proud to assist in the costs of the initial training for K-9s, but we need your help. To donate, please click on the button below and select the Training of K-9s in the drop-down menu on the donation page. The K-9s really need your help.


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