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Palm Springs Police Department K9 demonstration, donation

Updated on 04/29/2015 11:00 AM

At the June 2013 Palm Springs Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Subcommittee meeting Officer Matt Crampton spoke to the group about the Police Department’s K9 program. Then Officer Crampton and his K9 partner Vance put on a demonstration. The “bad guy” wearing the well-padded sleeve is Officer Luciano Colantuono, whose K9 partner Ike was killed in the line of duty. Members of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus were there to see the demonstration and to present a check to the K9 program. One of the members of the organization lives in the Four Seasons Neighborhood Organization and requested that the check be handed to Officer Crampton in recognition of Matt’s “outstanding contribution to the Four Seasons.” Matt is one of the two neighborhood police officers (NPOs) for that area. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for their contribution to the K9 program, which is funded entirely by donations.