The connection between Racine Police officer Dave Arvai and his K-9 Titan takes puppy love to a whole new level. They are the Hometown Heroes this week.
Working at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, he fell in love with the K9 unit when began taking bites in 2000 as a decoy.
“I’ve always been intrigued by how well-trained police K-9s are,” Arvai say.
Titian’s skills are narcotics detection, apprehension, handler protection, tracking, and article searches. For eight years, he’s been there for the community.
Now, he will catch up on playing fetch in retirement. The selection is underway for the newest dog handler. “I feel that I have excelled in my position. I would like to continue to do what I love” says Arvai.
Support the Hero
In addition, the heroes would like to thank Chuck and Jennifer Johnson, Pinkalla Auto, Beth David, and the organizers of the Racine Policeman’s Ball. Avai also recognizes the support of family and friends. Also, Titan is extra glad to have the support of Mano Fencing and Havahart Pet Store.
Lastly, the Racine Police K-9 Unit is a six-dog unit that is fully sustainable by community donations. They accept donations made out to the “Racine Police Department K-9 Unit.” Supporting the K-9 unit is a great way to give back.
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