Thanks to Mission Viejo Elks Lodge 2444 and their generous donation of $15,000, Mission Viejo Police Services was able to purchase and train a new police dog named Conan. The Elks Lodge raised the funds through Bingo games played at the lodge. K9 Conan will serve in Mission Viejo with his handler, Deputy Buhr. The Belgian Malinois replaces K9 Kilo who retired in November when his handler, Deputy Kurimay, was promoted to sergeant and transferred to OCSD’s custody operations.
Over the last 20 years, the Elks have helped OCSD to purchase five police canines for Mission Viejo and other cities as needed. “The Sheriff’s Department and Mission Viejo Police Services truly appreciate the Elks and their continued support of our K9 program,” said Mission Viejo Police Services Chief, Lt. Chris Wilson. “Over the years, the Elks’ generosity has greatly enhanced our crime-fighting capabilities and increased the level of safety for our deputies and the communities we serve.”
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