In Loving Memory of
July 25, 2011
Patrol Officer Travis
Newport City Police Department
Tel # 802-334-6733
The Newport City Police Department lost one of its own.
The city's police dog, K-9 Odin, died Monday, July 25.
Odin's handler and "roommate," Patrol Officer Travis
Bingham, said Tuesday that he and Odin worked together
since 2006. A Burlington family donated Odin to the
Newport City Police when he was two-and-half years old.
As a member of the Newport City Police, Odin did drug
sniffing, tracking and was patrol certified, which was
the aggression part of his police work. Odin and Officer
Bingham helped police make numerous apprehensions and
assisted the Vermont State Police, Orleans County
Sheriff's Department, Customs and Border Patrol.
"We assisted the United States Border Patrol in finding
86 pounds of marijuana one evening," said Bingham.
Newport City Police Chief J. Paul Duquette said in a
press release that Bingham and Odin were frequent
visitors to local schools. Odin was often seen sniffing
school lockers and cars in the parking lots as a
deterrent to drug use in the schools.
"Odin and Officer Bingham proved to be inseparable
partners who were often seen running to stay in shape or
participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run each
year," stated Duquette. "Odin and Officer Bingham proved
their physical fitness abilities many times over."
Odin and Bingham won the Iron Dog Competition for 2008,
2009 and 2010.
Even though he was a dog, police considered Odin one of
their peers. "Everyone there loved him," said Bingham.
"He was a huge asset to the law enforcement community."
Odin was also a member of Bingham's family. "He was with
me every day," said Bingham.
"Back in May of this year, Odin first exhibited signs of
illness," Duquette wrote. "An ultra-sound revealed that
he was bleeding internally."
Emergency surgery was conducted and a contusion was
found on Odin's spleen. The spleen was removed and he
seemed to be doing better. But when Odin began
exhibiting symptoms again, more tests were run and
veterinarians found cancer in his abdomen. "Odin
was lost in the prime of his career and will be missed
by all who knew and worked with him," Duquette said.
Bingham doesn't know if there will be any formal
services for Odin. Bingham said he would consider
handling another police dog.
BY: Christopher Roy and J. Paul Duquette -
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA
Newport City Police Officer Travis Bingham with K-9
Odin. Courtesy Photo
In Loving Memory of
April 16, 2011
Corona Police Department
849 W Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92880
On April 7th, 2011, the Corona
Police Department Canine Unit
received tragic news that their
Police Service Dog, "Oldo" was
diagnosed with terminal stomach
and prostate cancer. Oldo and
his handler, Officer Chad
Fountain, have been a
cornerstone of the Corona Police
Department's Canine Unit for the
past four years. The recent news
has come as a shock to the
entire department. Oldo is a six
year old Czech Shepherd. Officer
Chad Fountain and Oldo are
assigned to the Patrol Division
and to the Special Response Team
(SWAT). They were responsible
for over 200 arrests and
numerous searches for
outstanding suspects. In
addition, they have competed in
several local K-9 competitions
and received seven trophies.
Currently, the Corona Police
Department Canine Unit has 4
patrol K-9 teams, and 1
dedicated narcotic detection K-9
team. In 2010, the Corona Police
Department's Canine Unit
responded to 2,685 K-9 related
calls for service, conducted 364
building searches, 375 open area
searches, 189 narcotic detection
searches, and located 34
suspects. In addition, to these
Police Service K-9 deployments,
the Canine Unit participated in
36 public demonstrations.
On April 16th, 2011, Oldo's
health deteriorated and he had
to be put down. The Corona
Police Department is in the
process of replacing Oldo. When
selected, this Police Service
Dog will be trained for suspect
apprehension and evidence
detection in the June, 2011
class at Adlerhorst
International, Inc. Police K-9
If anyone who would like to make
a donation on behalf of "Oldo"
they can send their donation to:
Corona Police Community
730 Corporation Way, Corona, Ca.
92880 Attention: Sharon
All donations to the Corona
Police Community Partnership are
tax-deductible within the law.
Any further questions can be
directed to the Corona Police
Department Canine Unit
Supervisor, Lt. Brian Cervantes
at (951) 279-3651.
Oldo, a Corona police dog who teamed with his officer
partner on 200 more than arrests, was euthanized
April 16 after being
diagnosed with stomach and prostate cancer. Oldo, a 6-year-old Czech
Shepherd, had served the department for four ...
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BRIAN ROKOS The Press-Enterprise
Oldo, a Corona police dog who teamed with
his officer partner on 200 more than
arrests, was euthanized April 16 after being
diagnosed with stomach and prostate cancer.Oldo,
a 6-year-old Czech Shepherd, had served the
department for four years, according to a
news release. He was assigned to patrol and
SWAT with Officer Chad Fountain. They won
seven trophies in K-9 competitions.
The Corona Police Department has four patrol
K-9 teams and one narcotic detection K-9
team. In 2010, those units responded to
2,685 calls, searched 364 buildings and 375
open areas, did 189 narcotic-detection
searches and located 34 suspects, the news
The K-9 teams
also did 36
is going to
replace the loss
of Oldo. Anyone
who would like
to make a
behalf of Oldo
submitted by Jim