Wisconsin police department to name first K-9 after officer killed while helping motorist

LAKE MILLS (WKOW) — The Lake Mills Police Department announced it will start a K-9 unit and name the first dog after Lake Mills Fire Captain Chris Truman who was struck and killed while helping a motorist in a disabled car.

“We are in the early stages of our fundraising campaign to raise money for a drug dog/search dog to help support our mission of keeping our community and our officers safe,” the Lake Mills Police Department posted on Facebook Monday. “We will be naming the K-9 ‘Truman’ after our good friend, and Lake Mills Fire Captain, Chris Truman.”

Truman was killed New Year’s Eve after he stopped to help a stranded motorist on the Beltline.

Another driver lost control of his car and faces charges related to Truman’s death.

The department also posted a photo of what it said was a Beaver Dam K-9 unit in 2007. The Department has not picked a dog or finished it’s fundraising efforts.

“We will keep you up to date as we locate the dog and it goes through it’s rigorous training program,” police said.

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