Steve Patterson, the former chief of police for the village of Camp Point in Illinois, has been reunited with his K9 partner, Poseidon. Patterson had resigned from his position on November 6 and he hoped to purchase his K9 partner from the department, but Camp Point Mayor Jerry Gunn stated that the dog was “City Property” and denied the request.
Exactly how things changed is not yet known, but Poseidon has been returned to his former handler…who (with the help of donors) purchased the dog from the city. On Friday, Protection4Paws, which had been helping with fundraising efforts, updated Facebook followers that the police K9 is back with Patterson:
It with great pleasure that I can officially announce that at approximately 7:15 EST K9 Poseidon is HOME.
The village agreed to allow the Patterson Family to purchase him for $4,250. We had raised $2,600, the balance of the $1,650 still needs to be raised as it was fronted by someone who wants to remain Anonymous since the village wanted the money immediately upon transfer.
Welcome home Poseidon!
Former article about this situation here.
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