Charlestown Police Department K9 Division

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K9 Hahns - assigned to Major Ed McDonald

(1994 - 2001)

 

Hahns was donated to Major Ed McDonald at 10 weeks of age to become a member of the K9 team.  Early on, he exhibited a strong drive and ability to learn quickly.  He was fully certified in narcotics and street patrol by the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) at the young age of one year.  Over the years, Hahns was responsible for numerous arrests and was well known among area police departments, who often called upon him for assistance.  After Hahns was diagnosed with hip dipplasia and could no longer perform street patrol, he was still used for narcotics and article searches.  He once found a gun used in a burglary the previous day, buried 6 inches underground, by tracking the scent from a gun clip found 30 yards away down a steep hill.  In September 2001, Hahns became ill.  His local veterinarian referred him to Purdue University Veterinary Hospital where he underwent surgery and was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.  His illness did not respond to treatments and he died on December 28, 2001, at 7 1/2 years of age.  He will be remembered as loyal, dedicated, protective of his master, and sadly missed by his family.  

The Charlestown Police Department is proud of Hahns' accomplishments and loyalty to law enforcement, and dedicate this page to his memory.

Thanks Hahns.

 

 

 

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Service:  June  1994 - December  2001

 

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