Doraville, GA, April 4, 2017 – The Post Reports – Doraville’s Police Department will be getting two new Police K-9’s over the next couple of months, as well as six weeks of related training for two of their officers, a Tuesday Champion Newspaper report says. In March, Councilmembers approved a $27,500 contract with Shallow Creek Kennels based out of Sharpsville, PA.
Last year, Doraville K9 officer Tryko was stabbed several times by Jeffrey Nathan Coleman, a 37-year-old Jasper, Ga. known fugitive. K-9 Officer Tryko was stabbed in the mouth with a broken broomstick while assisting law enforcement in capturing Coleman, who was on the run from Pickens and other counties.
Coleman was traced to Dunwoody’s Hidden Branch subdivision on April 1, 2016 where he was trying to escape U.S. Marshals. Dunwoody Police were on scene providing agency assistance and Doraville’s K-9 unit was called on to assist.
While K-9 Tryko was on the road to recovery, he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
According to the Champion report, Tryko’s bravery earned him the Paw of Courage Award from the American Kennel Club.
Shallow Creek will provide the K-9 training.