Welcome K-9 Bruno

Welcome K-9 Bruno
Posted on 11/17/2022

The Lenexa Police Department recently welcomed a new addition to the family! Police K-9 Bruno joined the department in July. 

Bruno is a 19-month-old German Shepherd and was born in Slovakia. This summer, K-9 Bruno and his handler, Master Police Officer Brian Thomas, obtained all their credentials as a K-9 team and completed their training in September.

Bruno takes the place of K-9 Leo, who died unexpectedly after being diagnosed with Lymphoma.

All three of the Lenexa Police K-9s, including Bruno, are dual-purpose. This means they are trained and certified in both narcotics detection and patrol use. Patrol use consists of building searches, suspect tracking and apprehension, area searches for articles, vehicle extractions and handler protection.

Published November 17, 2022