Handler: Officer Casey Rossman
Sworn: January 2010
Retired: March 2017
Specialization: Narcotics Detection, Tracking & Apprehension, Protection
On January 19, 2010, the La Crosse Police Department swore in our third canine, K-9 Brutus. Brutus is an AKC German Shepard from Germany. Because he was originally raised and trained in Germany, Brutus takes his commands in German!
Besides offering advanced narcotics detection, tracking, and apprehension skills, Brutus also helped us to connect with our citizens, local area businesses, and organizations, through demonstrations and attendance at community events. Officer Rossman and K-9 Brutus spent most of their time on 3rd Shift Patrol. They were certified annually by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).
On March 15, 2017, K-9 Brutus retired as a La Crosse Police K-9.