Friday morning, over 300 students and staff of Merrill High School were treated to live demonstrations from active duty Military Police officers Sargent Jessica Gilbert, Private First Class (PFC) Tyler Colon and K9 ‘Zamar’. Attached to the 91st Military Police Battalion based out of Fort Drum, New York, the trio has been touring the state throughout the week, with stops in Onalaska, Black River Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie.
As explained by his handler; Colon, Zamar is an 8-year old Belgian Malinois trained in explosive detection as well as law enforcement duties such as drug detection and apprehension. He has completed two combat tours in Afghanistan and will soon retire. Upon retirement, the military offers various programs to find civilian homes for Military Working Dogs (MWD).
Watch as K9 Zamar performs an apprehension and prisoner escort: