Students meet Mercer's new canine cop


March 9, 2019

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Vilas County Sheriff's Department Deputy Amanda Dawson and the department's new drug dog, Stitch, visit the Mercer K-12 School Wednesday. They made a presentation to the Leo Club. At left is club vice president Nathan Heleniak.

MERCER, Wis. - Deputy Amanda Drewson, of the Vilas County Sheriff's Department, recently visited the Mercer School with her new canine partner, Stitch.

Drewson spoke with the Leo Club at their meeting at the school on Wednesday.

She explained the many tasks that Stitch will be doing, such as finding drugs.

Stitch is a trained Belgian Malinois from the Czech Republic, according to Drewson.

While Drewson said Stitch is "fully trained," the training is never really done. She and Stitch have begun a three-month training session to get acquainted and improve their team work.

Since Stitch's arri...

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