MEET THE K9s
Retired K9 Emo
K9 Emo is a German Shepherd from Germany, who has been partnered with Officer Tina Roesken since 2007. K9 Emo is trained in drug and human detection. Emo loves to work, but on his off days he loves going for walks and barking at everyone.
**After 9 years of service with Officer Roesken, K9 Emo retired on 9-24-16. He will continue to live with Officer Roesken and his best buddy Olive. Enjoy your retirement K9 Emo and thank you for your service.**
K9 Jagr is a German Shephard, from Germany. He has been partnered with Officer Dereck Vernon since 2012. Jagr is a triple threat to the City of Milwaukee. He is trained in partol, narcotic and firearm detection. When Jagr is not patrolling the streets, he loves to spend time with his family, chew on his Kong, and hang out with the Vernon family dog, Scout.
K9 Jagr is Officer Vernon’s second K9 with MPD. His first K9 partner, Cyrus, passed unexpectedly from an illness on 2-20-11 after 3.5 years on the street.
K9 Rocky is a German Shepherd from Germany, who has been partnered with Officer Shawn Burger since June 2012. Whether it’s narcotics, firearms or people, K9 Rocky will find it! When not at work, K9 Rocky enjoys wrestling with Officer Burger’s son and playing with the Burger family dog, Bailey.
K9 Jagr and K9 Rocky are half brothers, and share the same mother! Jagr is 18 months older than Rocky.
K9 Bravo is a German Shepherd from Germany, and has been partnered with Officer Jeff Lepianka since 2013. K9 Bravo is a multi-purpose canine certified in patrol work, drug detection and firearm recover. When not at work, K9 Bravo enjoys being outdoors up North and playing in the backyard with his best friend, Kamo, the Lepianka family dog.
K9 AguK9 Agu is a German Shepherd, He has been partnered with Officer Dan Smokovich since March of 2015. K9 Agu specializes in apprehension, tracking and narcotics detection. He enjoys spending his free time playing with Officer Smokovich’s 4 year old daughter.
K9 Zender has been partnered with Officer Craig Leffler since April 2015! Zender is a 4 year old German Shepherd born on New Year’s Day. He is trained to detect explosives, firearms, and ammunition. Zender is happiest when he’s napping on the couch with PO Leffler’s 4 year old son, rough housing with the family American Bulldog, and playing tug of war with his Kong.
If you meet Zender, chances are you’ll see he’s a shy guy, but don’t let that fool you. He’s protective of his house and family.
K9 Murdock is trained to detect explosives, firearms, and ammunition. He is partnered with Officer Joe Warren.