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Put your paws together for the new member of DPD’s K9 Division, K9 Gus

Duluth Police

The Duluth Police Department is pleased to welcome the fourth member of our K9 Division, K9 Gus. Officer Nate Abbott and K9 Gus began K9 School on February 12 and graduated on May 23. Their first day on the job was on Monday, May 27.

“We’re excited for K9 Gus to join our team and work with his partner, Officer Nate Abbott,” said Chief Mike Ceynowa. “This addition to our K9 Division is another way we continue to keep our community and officers safe.”

K9 Gus is a 2-year old Dutch Shepard from Poland. He specializes in narcotic detection, tracking, article searching, and apprehension.

Officer Abbott has been part of the Duluth Police Department for three years and has been an officer for a total of nine years. He’s a member of the Tactical Response Team, a Firearms Instructor, and now is a K9 Handler.

“I am excited for this new chapter in my career,” said Officer Nate Abbott. “I also look forward to continue to remove harmful substances from the streets and attending a variety of community events with Gus.”

-- Duluth Police press release