New Derby K9 team named; ready to begin training

February 8, 2019

DERBY - The Derby Police Department has a new K9 team.

The department announced the team on its Facebook page Thursday morning.

“We are proud to introduce Axel as the newest member of the Derby Police Department. Axel is a 10 ½ month old German shepherd bred by Grasso Shepherds in Shelton.

“He is pictured here with newly appointed K-9 officer John O’Donoghue. Officer O’Donoghue is a seven-year veteran of the Derby Police Department who was selected from a qualified group of applicants.

“Officer O’Donoghue and Axel are scheduled to begin formal training in the spring and are expected to be on the road and part of the Derby community by the fall.”

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