From tributes to fallen officers and war heroes, nods to his Polish and German roots, creative plays on police jargon, silly suggestions like Mr. Snifferbritches, Bark Rogers, and Officer Doggy McDogFace, to hometown favorites like Clay, Clayton, and Comet – more than 1,000 suggestions flooded in to the Clayton Police Department for the name of the agencies newest police canine.
Officials said they were impressed with all the suggestions which made the final decision extremely difficult.
Clayton Police K-9 Officer Robert Moyer was given the final say. After careful deliberation with his family and fellow police officers the new K-9 was named “Chase.”
There were dozens of people who suggested the name “Chase” – kids and adults – some taking the name from the popular children’s character “Chase” on the PAW Patrol series, other suggesting “Chase” as a fitting name for a police dog who will likely be chasing suspects and leads thanks to his training.
Chase is from Radom, Poland, about 65 miles south of Warsaw. He is just 13-months old. This German Shepherd is super social and loves to fetch.
He was purchased from a North Carolina based company that specializes in police and military dogs and K9 training.
Chase will be a full “patrol” dog – able to track scents and people, apprehend criminals, and just give you a lick when he sees you at festivals or around town. He’ll live with Officer Moyer and his family.
Officer Moyer and Chase start training together in September and will hit the streets of Clayton together as a team in early 2018.