In April of 2017 K-9 Boomer began his tour of duty with the City of Waupun Police Dept. after the retirement of K-9 Yako K-9 Boomer is a German Shepherd, born in Germany, and was purchased by Larry Filo of Steinig Tal Kennels in Campbellsport, WI. The K-9 program was completely funded by donations from local and area businesses along with donations from private citizens and the yearly K-9 Brat fry. With the acceptance and generous donations this allowed to make the K-9 program a reality for our community.
Officer Ryan Schneider was selected to be Yako’s handler. In March of 2017. Officer Schneider and K-9 Boomer attended a 4-week K-9 certification class. K-9 Boomer is certified in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, officer protection, and tracking. K-9 Boomer is primarily used for illegal drug detection and is often deployed on traffic stops to conduct “sniffs” of vehicles suspected of containing illegal drugs. Boomer is trained to aggressively indicate (bite, bark or scratch) at the odor of illegal drugs.
K-9 Boomer was born September 21st 2015 and resides with Officer Schneider at his home in Waupun,.