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BRPD K9 Division ranked 5th in the nation

4 years ago November 15, 2010 Nov 15, 2010 Monday, November 15 2010 Monday, November 15, 2010 1:26:42 PM CST in News
Source: Sgt. Don Kelly, Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE – The K9 Division at Baton Rouge Police Department finished fifth in the nation in a recent competition with other law enforcement dog teams from across the country.

Several BRPD handlers also placed in individual categories at the USPCA National Dog Trials in Hammond.  They include:

  • Sgt. Wayne Martin and K-9 Bam Bam finished 2nd in Criminal Apprehension.
  • Cpl. Jesse Barcelona and K-9 Gino finished 3rd in Criminal Apprehension.
  • Cpl. Kenneth Clark and K-9 Xander finished 3rd in Agility.
  • Cpl. Jesse Barcelona and K-9 Gino finished 17th overall.

The Monza Award was also presented posthumously to BRPD K9 Philos who died in a car crash while on duty Oct. 16, 2009.  The award is named for a police K9 who died in the line of duty in the 1970s.

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