4.10.14 Columbia K-9 Campaign donates money for K-9 Heat Monitors

10 April 2014 by LT Timothy Frey

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     Today the Columbia K-9 Campaign donated a check to the Lancaster City Police Foundation K-9 Fund. The check will pay for two K-9 Heat Alarm Pro, an electronic device installed in police K-9 vehicles that continually monitors the interior temperature of the vehicle. When the heat reaches or exceeds a pre-set temperature the Heat Alarm Pro will automatically lower all of the vehicle windows, turn on the emergency lights, blow the horn/siren and notify the K-9 officer via a remote pager.

     Sadly, there have been unintentional incidents across the country where the handler has been away from the police vehicle and the air conditioning units have failed during periods of extreme temperatures causing the K-9 to die from heat. Through this generous donation from the Columbia K-9 Campaign we hope to avoid this unfortunate event occurring in Lancaster City.  

     The Columbia K-9 Campaign is supported by various organizations, businesses and school groups. This generous donation honors the service of Columbia Police Officer Ed Mann and his former K-9 "Max." Just last month K-9 "Max" passed away from cancer.

     Pictured above (l-r) is Officer Ryan Hockley with K-9 Leo, Mr. Herbert Spiese, Lieutenant Timothy Frey, Mrs. Connie Berry, Mr. Mike Berry, Officer David Rachor and K-9 Tommy.

     The Lancaster City Police K-9 Unit thanks the Columbia K-9 Campaign for this donation to the Lancaster City Police Foundation.