La Porte Police Mourn Death of K9 Rambo
It is with profound sadness that the La Porte Police Department announces the passing of Police Service Dog Rambo “Bo” on Friday, March 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with lymphoma cancer. Rambo served the department for 5 years as a dual-purpose narcotics and patrol utility canine. Rambo, a German Shepherd Dog/Belgian Malinois mix, was born in the country of Belgium in 2012. He was acquired by the department in 2013 from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania, and was assigned to handler La Porte Police Specialist Matt Drangmeister. The duo trained with Midwest K9 and was certified through the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers and hit the streets of La Porte in late December 2013. During Rambo’s law enforcement career he completed 446 vehicle free-air sniffs resulting in 88 drug arrests. He also had 9 criminal apprehensions, recovered both discarded stolen property and evidence on several occasions. La Porte Police stated “The La Porte Police Department would like to thank the community for the generous outpouring of love and support shown to Rambo during his lifetime, along with their support for the department’s K9 Program.” The Police Department thanked many for the care and generosity extended to Rambo and all of their K9’s on a continued basis. They also thanked Specialist Matt Drangmeister and his wife, Patty, for providing Rambo a devoted and loving home.
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