Police celebrate win at K-9 trials
Officer Joseph Ilg and his K-9 partner Iko took home the rank of “top dog” at the East Coast K-9 Trials in New Tripoli, Lehigh County.
EXETER >> Exeter’s K-9 police officers have some reasons to celebrate.
The police department recently announced that Officer Joseph Ilg and his K-9 partner Iko took home the rank of “top dog” at the East Coast K-9 Trials in New Tripoli, Lehigh County, finishing as the overall winners at the trials.
Ilg and Iko competed against more than a dozen K-9 teams in disciplines like K-9 call off, patrol functions, and speed.
Ilg, a 13-year police veteran of the department and K-9 Iko, a oneyear-old Belgian Malinois/German Shepard mix, have been working patrolling the streets for only eight months. In that short time, they have managed to not only win several competitions, but have also have made several arrests.
Officer Ilg and K-9 Iko make up a quarter of the department’s K-9 unit. All dogs are trained in patrol functions, as well as narcotics or explosive detection.
exeter police officer Joseph ilg and his K-9 partner iko finished as overall winners at the east coast K-9 trials last weekend.
officer Joseph ilg and his K-9 iko competed last weekend in the east coast K-9 trials. the pair walked away as the overall winners competing against more than a dozen K-9 teams.
exeter police officer Joseph ilg competes with his K-9 partner, iko in last weekend’s east coast K-9 trials.