K9 Roman joins La Porte County Sheriff’s Office


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Deputy Austin Wells and Roman

Several months ago, the LCSO K9 Division selected Deputy Austin Wells as the next K9 handler for the agency. He is a 4-year veteran of the LCSO and assigned to the Midnight Patrol Shift.

Earlier this week, Deputy Wells and other deputies of the K9 Division traveled to Vohne Liche Kennels (VLK) located in Denver, Ind., to select a new K9. Following the selection process, a new K9 returned to La Porte County. K9 Roman is a 2-year-old male Belgian Malinois trained in narcotics detection and tracking/apprehension.

Deputy Wells and his new partner are scheduled to attend an upcoming 6-week Dual Purpose Handlers Course at VLK.

The addition of K9 Roman brings the division back up to full strength. At the beginning of this year, K9 Jäger retired after many years of dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of La Porte County. He is relaxing and enjoying retirement at the home of his handler, Deputy Andy Morse.

K9 Roman joins the other LCSO K9s – Argo, Bosco and Miko, all of which are Belgian Malinois, who were purchased from and trained at VLK.

The LCSO K9 Division and the purchase of the dogs is funded entirely via charitable donations and fundraising efforts. There have been a number of service organizations, charitable groups and individual citizens who support the division and contribute to the agency’s donation account so the deputies and their K9 partners may provide valuable public safety services at no additional expense to the taxpayers of La Porte County.

3 Responses to “K9 Roman joins La Porte County Sheriff’s Office”

  1. Mari

    Feb 22. 2021

    Welcome to the force Roman!!!
    Very nice looking dog!!! Good luck Austin with your new partner.

    La Porte just keeps getting better and better all the time.

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  2. GSD

    Feb 22. 2021

    I had 2 GSDs that pedigreed from the top SV Stud Dogs out of Germany. It’s really sad to see how that breed was destroyed over time and especially here in the US.
    Congrats BM K9 Roman, you rank higher doing all the work. Teeth, not weapons, deter criminals.

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  3. Left LaPorte

    Feb 23. 2021

    Roman looks intimidating just standing there with his markings – GRRRREAT!

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