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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Lake Winnebago Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG) Unit are mourning the loss of the Unit’s Drug Detection Canine, “Storm.” A yellow Labrador retriever, Storm was three and a half years-old when he began his service to the Unit in December 2006 as a narcotics detection canine, having been assigned to an investigator from the Fond du Lac Police Department. He was from and certified through Steinig Tal Kennel of Campbellsport, WI. The Unit’s dedicated partner was put to sleep on Friday, May 9, 2014, after an ongoing illness and suffering a severe seizure.
“This week marks National Police Week – a time for all of us to pause and remember the service and the sacrifices made every day by our law enforcement community,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “Storm was a valued partner to those officers who risk their lives working to keep our neighborhoods free of drugs and other criminal activity, and I know he will be missed dearly.”
Storm joined the MEG Unit through a private donation by an Oshkosh resident.