Justice on the streets soon

SANDUSKY Instead of packing a punch, the newest member of the Sandusky police force packs a bite.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Instead of packing a punch, the newest member of the Sandusky police force packs a bite.

Barks from Justice, a 96-pound German Shepherd, could be heard echoing through downtown Thursday night as the department’s first K-9 unit in more than 10 years began training.

Justice arrived in Detroit on a flight from Munich, Germany. His name was suggestedby several elementary school children who took part in a dog-naming contest.

The 2-year-old pooch already knows German commands, so it’s easier to teach the dog’s handler another language than have the dog re-learn old tricks, said Bob McDowell, a veteran K-9 trainer and co-owner of M&M Canine Boarding Kennel of Sandusky.

Officer James DeSalle, who is the dog’s handler, met his partner