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K9 Kaas finds new home at the Fair Bluff Police Department

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K9 Kaas has found a new home with the Fair Bluff Police Department (Source: WECT) K9 Kaas has found a new home with the Fair Bluff Police Department (Source: WECT)
Kaas will help the Fair Bluff Police Department locate drugs and track suspects. (Source: WECT) Kaas will help the Fair Bluff Police Department locate drugs and track suspects. (Source: WECT)
FAIR BLUFF, NC (WECT) -

K9 Kaas, the five-year-old German Sheppard who was shoved into a suspect's car by a Wilmington Police Officer following a chase, has found a new home in Fair Bluff.

Wilmington Police K9 officer Stafford Brister lifted Kaas into the driver side window of a suspect's car after a police chase in December 2013. Dash cam video showed the driver, Johnnie Williams, had his hands up at the time the dog entered the car.

Since that incident, Kaas has not had a trainer because Brister was transferred out of the K9 squad. Kaas was deemed surplus property.

The Wilmington City Council voted to transfer Kaas to the Fair Bluff Police Department and they're happy to have him.  

"I've seen this dog work before. This dog is awesome," said Fair Bluff Police Chief and Kaas' new handler Darrell Trivett.

Trivett says Kaas is very friendly but the two are still getting to know one another. 

"We have to learn to read each other because he's going to read off of me as much as I'm going to read off of him as far as tracking and drug work and everything goes," Trivett explained. "All I've got to do is stand back and watch him mainly, just hold the leash. I'm basically the dummy with the leash."

Kaas will help the Fair Bluff Police Department locate drugs and track suspects.

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