From Rita Michel at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

SharpsburgSharpsburg Mayor Matt Rudzki has sworn in the newest member of the borough police department — one of the four-legged variety.

K-9 Officer Jango will be working with Officer Jeff Hussar, who said he has fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming the department’s K-9 officer’s handler.

“I greatly appreciate it,” Officer Hussar said at council’s May 24 meeting.

A gift from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, as well as local donations helped bring in Jango, the vehicle that transports him and his training at Shallow Creek Kennels.

You can read more here.

Photo: Michael M. Santiago

And from Mike Gauntner at WFMJ-Channel 21:

ArgoBeaver Township Police have a new partner to help them track down drugs and fight other crimes.

Argo, the department’s new K-9, has completed training, according to his handler Officer Chris Albert who adds that they’ve already made one arrest.

Police were able to add Argo to the force after receiving a grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund.

The donation not only allowed the police department to replace its aging K-9 Hero but allowed an officer to become certified to train dogs from neighboring agencies in the future.

You can read more here.

The 2018 grant cycle for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation is open! All the information you need to make your request is here.