1019 Bryan RoaddividerO'Fallon, MO 63366dividerPhone:  636-240-3200
Hours: (Records) M – F, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; (Municipal Court) M – F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 
K9 Program History
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O'Fallon

O'Fallon Justice Center
1019 Bryan Road
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Phone:  636-240-3200
Hours (Records):  M – F, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours (Municipal Court):  M – F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Since 1997, more than a dozen brave, intelligent dogs have served as K9 officers for the O'Fallon (MO) Police Department. From Ordi to Bear, take a brief look through the OPD's K9 history and pay homage to the dogs who gave it their all while serving the community.


K9 Ordi

K9 Ordi

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 75 lbs.
Origin Hungary
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Sgt. Tom Otten
Born 1995
Retired 2003

K9 Ordi was imported from Budapest, Hungary, when he was 16 months old. He began his career with the O’Fallon Police Department in March 1997. He was trained in the areas of tracking, building search, area search, evidence search, suspect apprehension, and handler protection. He was certified in drug detection. K9 Ordi earned numerous awards at the annual United States Police Canine Association’s regional field trials to include: 1st Place Obedience, 1999 and 2000, 1st Place Combined Search, 1999, and “TOP DOG” or 1st Place Overall, 1999 and 2000.

He also competed at the national level against 163 other dogs in 2000. There he placed 4th in Obedience, 3rd in Combined Search and 14th Overall. K9 Ordi was awarded the USPCA Catch of the Quarter for tracking and apprehending a car thief in September 2000. K9 Ordi’s drug detection skills have been used to seize more than $100,000 worth of assets for the DEA and St. Charles County Drug Task Force.

K9 Rex

K9 Rex

Breed Long Haired German Shepherd
Weight 75 lbs.
Origin Czech Republic
Sex Male
Language Czech & German
Handler Sgt. Keith Lewis
Born 2000
Retired 2009

K9 Rex was imported from the Czech Republic at 13 months old. He was trained in suspect apprehension, handler protection, tracking, building searches, evidence recovery and area searches. K9 Rex competed annually in the U.S.P.C.A. Patrol Dog Trials and in 2002, place 7th in the nation. In 2004, he placed 1st in region (16) as the top patrol dog in Missouri and Illinois. In 2004, he was awarded Catch of the Quarter for tracking and apprehending a suspect an armed burglary suspect who fled into a forest with night vision glasses.

In 2001, he was submitted for Catch of the Quarter for protecting his handler from a knife wielding suspect. Rex was also certified in drug detection and within his first month, he located a pound and a half of drugs in two vehicles. In 2003, he was responsible for seizing almost $10,000 in drug money, and in 2004, he was responsible for seizing almost $200,000 in drug money.

K9 Dar

K9 Dar

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 80 lbs.
Origin Czech Republic
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Officer Bob Schoonover
Born 1997
Retired 2007

Officer Bob Schnoover and Dar began their law enforcement partership at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C, then eventually came to work for the O'Fallon Police Department. Dar's areas of expertise included drug detection, criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking and obedience. K9 Dar started his service on March 6, 2000, and retired in 2007.

K9 Titan

K9 Titan

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 65 lbs.
Origin Holland
Sex Male
Language Dutch
Handler Officer Nick Johnson
Born 2009
Retired 2012

K9 Titan was a patrol/narcotics dog. He was trained to search for and locate suspects that choose to run and hide from the police after committing crimes.

He was born in Holland and began his career with Officer Nick Johnson and the O’Fallon Police Department in November 2011. K9 Titan retired in 2012.

K9 Rocky

K9 Rocky

Breed Belgian Malinois
Weight 82 lbs.
Origin Ukraine
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Sgt. Joe Litzinger
Born 2001
Retired 2009

K9 Rocky was a Belgian Malinois. He was born in 2001, and imported from the Netherlands in 2003. He began working with the O’Fallon Police Department in 2003 after graduating from the Top Dog K9 Academy located in Evansville, Indiana. K9 Rocky’s duties included narcotic detection, tracking, criminal apprehension and evidence recovery.

K9 Ares

K9 Ares

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 85 lbs.
Origin Czech Republic
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Sgt. Tom Thompson
Born 2009
Retired 2016

K9 Ares began his service with the O’Fallon Police Department in November 2010. He and handler, Officer Thomas Thompson, attended the Top Dog Canine Academy in Evansville, Indiana. In the Academy, the team trained in narcotics detection, tracking, criminal apprehension and most importantly, obedience.

In 2012, Officer Thompson and K9 Ares won first place in the United States Police Canine Association Region 16 PD1 trials. K9 Ares retired in 2016.

K9 Talos

K9 Talos

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 82 lbs.
Origin Ukraine
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Officer Michael Aronson
Born 2011
Retired 2020

K9 Talos was a patrol/explosives dog. He was the only explosives-detecting dog in St. Charles County. His patrol duties included tracking, apprehensions, handler protection, article searches, area searches and building searches.

He was born in Ukraine and began his career with Officer Michael Aronson and the O’Fallon Police Department in January 2013. K9 Talos retired in 2020.

K9 Odin

K9 Odin

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 70 lbs.
Origin Czech Republic
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Officer Matthew Frkovic
Born 2012
Retired 2021

K9 Odin was a patrol/narcotics dog. He was trained to search for and locate suspects that choose to run and hide from the police after committing crimes. He was born in the Czech Republic and joined the O’Fallon Police Department in 2013, where he partnered with Officer Matthew Frkovic. He is a playful dog and loves kids.

K9 Griz

K9 Griz

Breed German Shepherd
Weight 75 lbs.
Origin Belarus
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Sergeant Dominick Misuraca
Born November 2015
Retired

K9 Griz is a patrol/narcotics dog. His patrol duties include tracking, apprehensions, handler protection, area searches, building searches and article searches. He was born in the country of Belarus and joined the O’Fallon Police Department in 2017, where he is partnered with Officer Dominick Misuraca. In his off time, he enjoys playing fetch and belly rubs.

K9 Vegas

K9 Vegas

Breed Malinois/German Shepard
Weight 70 lbs.
Origin Belarus
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Officer Matt Vegovisch
Born 2018
Retired

K9 Vegas is a Malinois/German Shepard mix from Belarus. He is a 20-month-old dual-purpose patrol/narcotics K9. He joined the O’Fallon Police Department in July 2019 when he was partnered with Officer Vegovisch. K9 Vegas is friendly and loves attention until it’s time to find the bad guy.

K9 Bear

K9 Bear

Breed German Shepard
Weight 85 lbs.
Origin Czech Republic
Sex Male
Language German
Handler Officer Adam McClenning
Born 2020
Retired

K9 Bear is a patrol/narcotics dog. His patrol duties include tracking, apprehensions, handler protection, article searches, area searches and building searches.

He was born in the Czech Republic and joined the O’Fallon Police Department in February 2021, where he is partnered with Officer Adam McClenning. K9 Bear enjoys listening to country music on his days off and has never turned down a belly scratch.

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