Ukrainian Rescue dog becomes Fort Myers police’s newest K9


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Bruno, a newly recruited K9 officer in Southwest Florida, was rescued from Ukraine and will work with Fort Myers police. Bruno is a highly skilled narcotics detection canine that will play an important role in keeping the community safe. We are very lucky to have him on our team!

Bruno, the latest addition to the Fort Myers Police Department’s narcotics unit, is a 1½-year-old Labrador who stands four legs tall and weighs in at about 60 pounds. Bruno will be working alongside his human partner, Officer Matt Hummel, to sniff out drugs and help keep the streets of Fort Myers safe.

Detective Harrison Williams is responsible for training most of the dogs that work at the Fort Myers Police Department. He has extensive experience with canines and is able to teach them a variety of skills that are essential for police work. Williams takes pride in his work and is always looking for ways to improve the effectiveness of the department’s canine unit.

“So Bruno thus far in his life has been a world traveler, he came originally from Ukraine, his family left Ukraine when the Russian invasion happened,” Williams said.

Bruno’s commute to work one day led to him being discovered by a German K9 trainer. This ultimately resulted in him being paired with his handler Williams.

“He flew into Miami International Airport on a 10-hour flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands and I went down to Miami and picked him up,” Williams said.

Bruno is still getting used to the Florida heat and having to pause for the camera, but their training is just beginning. According to Williams, they are learning together and following Bruno’s nose wherever it leads them.

Read More: WINK NEWS

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