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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shelton police dog, Jager, retires

Officer Christopher Nugent and Jager.
Photo courtesy of Shelton Police Department.
SHELTON >>  The police department recently retired its police dog, Jager.

Jager was paired with Officer Christopher Nugent, and came to the department in 2008, partially through a donation from People's United Bank, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said in a press release.

Jager assisted in approximately 75 successful tracks and apprehended as many as 15 dangerous suspects during his career, Kozlowsky said. 

Nugent and Jager were also active in the community, visiting area schools and attending community functions and programs.

Kozlowsky said the department is planning on getting another police dog soon. A new handler will also be selected due to Nugent’s recent promotion to the rank of detective,

Anyone who would like to donate to the police K-9 program can do so by sending a check to the Shelton Police Department located at 85 Wheeler St. Checks should be made out to "City of Shelton Special K-9 account." 

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