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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Seymour Police Department’s K-9 Sage and handler meet benefactors


By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> Every dog has his day, and for Sage — the Seymour Police Department’s newest furry crime fighter — hers came this week after meeting the couple who donated funds that made it possible to bring her here.

Residents Noel and Fredda Peel made a generous, though undisclosed, donation to the department earlier this year. The funds enabled the police to purchase Sage, along with a brand new Ford Expedition for Sage’s handler, Officer John Oczkowski, to share with his companion.

The Peels were recognized by the Board of Police Commissioners during its monthly meeting Wednesday. Police Chief Michael Metzler and the commissioners expressed their gratitude to the Peels, self-admitted, diehard dog lovers that simply love to give back to their community.

“We wanted to support the town, and its police officers,” Noel Peel said. “Dogs are not only man’s best friend, but a police officer’s best friend, as well.”

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