Canine Unit Number 2 Expected Soon in Lee County

After last Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting the newest canine deputy, Gunner, was introduced. Sheriff Stacy Weber made another significant announcement during the introduction and that was that the next canine unit to join the force is on its way. Deputy Dakota Foley of Keokuk explained the timeline for when he will begin work with his new canine partner.

Foley will then spend several weeks in Fort Dodge working with his new dog which he has seen pictures of but hasn’t met. Foley was quick to state that working with his longtime partner Deputy Wheatley, who handles Gunner, will provide an opportunity to prepare Foley for his canine.

According to Foley, when both canine units are in place, Foley’s unit will work nights while Wheatley and Gunner will work day shifts.