The newest member of the Monroe Police Department is K9 Riggs. Riggs just finished two months of training and finished top of his class. Riggs is partnered with Officer Jeff Loomis.
The teams conduct a minimum of 16 hours of in service training per month with their training region and an additional hour per day with their handlers.
K9 Gunner, an 8-year old German Shepard, retired in February. Gunner was diagnosed with Bloat, a disease in which the stomach of an animal becomes enlarged and begins to twist. He underwent a successful surgery, but it took a toll on his body. That led to his retirement.
(Photo: Monroe PD)