The City of Tipton is welcoming a new member to its police department.
After receiving a grant from a Texas nonprofit group called K9s4COPS, the Tipton Police Department got a K-9 officer.
The new officer, Bullet- a Belgium Malinois Shepherd dog, was sent to attend basic training in Houson, Texas with her handler, Officer Scott McGlaughlin.
McGlaughlin and Bullet were expected to be back in Tipton sometime for the 4th of July. They planned to be in the city park to greet the public after the parade.
Also planning to make an appearance on the 4th of July is Santiago Sanchez, an artist who has donated a painting featuring Bullet to help raise money for the department and Bullet’s welfare. There will be 1,000 prints available for a $25 donation and Sanchez will be there to sign the prints after the parade. The cost of the prints was covered by donations from the Community State Bank, Ameriprise Financial and Citizens Bank.
The painting will be displayed at the police department.
The Tipton Police Department is now the only law enforcement agency in Cedar County to have a K-9 Officer.