K-9 Grumman

 

Handler:  Officer Ron Secord

Sworn:  November 2008

Retired:  July 2017

Specialization:  Explosives Detection

Shortly after receiving K-9 Ralph, the La Crosse Police Department was approached by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.  They offered to provide the department with a police canine, including annual training for the handler and K-9, in exchange for the utilization of the team as needed by the ATF.

K-9 Grumman had a unique start to his training as a law enforcement canine.  He was trained by a jail inmate as part of the Puppies Behind Bars program.  Once he completed his initial training, he was selected by the ATF to receive specialized explosives detection training.

Officer Secord and K-9 Grumman provided explosives detection for the city.  They are also used throughout the Midwest region for security details and dignitary protection.  Officer Secord and Grumman received annual certification from the ATF, as well as the North American Police Working Dog Association.  K-9 Grumman retired as an official Police K-9 on July 5, 2017, but still goes to "work" with Officer Secord who is a School Resource Officer.