BEATRICE – Buster is on duty, with the Gage County Sheriff’s Department.
The new canine officer was introduced to Gage County Board members today. The Belgian Malinois was acquired through private donations, and his handler is Deputy Colton Bebensee.
:30 “callouts already”
Bebensee says its hoped that Buster can help the department make a dent in the local drug problem.
Sheriff Millard Gustafson says private donations helped bring Buster aboard.
:13 “over the top”
One of Buster’s duties will be doing scans of local schools, and one such scan was done by the dog, this week. Bebensee says getting used to Buster’s personality and tendencies is one of the first objectives.
:12 “a deputy”
On another county law enforcement effort, Sheriff Millard Gustafson says he’s sending a deputy to all county businesses to update after-hours contact information. Gustafson says Deputy Joe Baldassano will be meeting with business owners throughout the county to update information, which can be used by law officers in situations such as a vandalism report or burglary investigation.