Long Beach Township K-9 Patrol
In Memory of Long Beach Twp. Police K-9 'Diesel'
ON JULY 16, 2012 DIESEL WORKED HIS LAST TOUR OF DUTY WITH HIS PARTNER PATROLMAN MICHAEL THOMPSON AT HIS SIDE. K-9 DIESEL WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS AN HONORABLE MEMBER OR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, A MODEL POLICE K-9 AND A FRIEND TO OUR COMMUNITY.
Long Beach Township Patrolman Michael Thompson and his canine partner, Diesel received their Patrol Dog and Narcotic Certification training in July 2004. Diesel was trained in criminal apprehension, tracking and locating missing or endangered persons, narcotics detection and article or evidence searches. Patrolman Thompson and Diesel were always happy to give public demonstrations. Some aspects covered during the demonstrations were obedience, agility, scent work, apprehensions and handler protection.
Ptl Thompson (LBTPD) and his K-9 partner Diesel competed in the 2007 USPCA Region 15 K-9 Trials on Saturday, September 22nd in Millville NJ. They competed against police and correction K-9's from throughout NJ and surrounding states. The competition consisted of Obedience, Agility, Article Searches, Box Searches, Criminal Apprehension with gunfire. Ptl.Thompson and K-9 Diesel placed in first place (Top Dog) and finished with a score of 687.32 out of 700.
Congratulations Ptl.Thompson and K-9 Diesel