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Remembering Rooster

Contact: Sgt. Nikki Woodrow |

A Memorial Service for the WPD Patrol Service Dog will be held March 31 at CII

Wichita Police Department officials have scheduled a memorial service to honor Rooster, the patrol service dog killed in the line of duty last Saturday.

The memorial will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31 in Exhibition Hall at Century II, 225 W. Douglas. The memorial is open to the public. It was originally scheduled to be held in the City Council Chambers at City hall but was moved after growing interest.

Born Jan. 25, 2011, Rooster began his career as a police dog, or K-9, with the WPD in August 2012. He was assigned to Officer Daniel Gumm his entire career. Rooster was a Belgian Malinois.

On Saturday night during a disturbance call, Rooster was protecting his handler and other officers on scene when he was shot at a residence near the 2300 block of East MacArthur.

In his honor, memorial donations may be made to the WPD K-9 fund, 455 N. Main, Wichita Ks 67202.

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