The Neenah Police Department purchased our first canine (K9 Cedric) in 2012 from FoxTal Training Center in Black Creek, WI. He’s a German shepherd and was purchased solely through donations without any taxpayer costs.
Cedric was born in Germany on November 5, 2008, and his commands were given to him in German. He was paired with Officer Chris Gorden and was trained and certified in narcotics detection, tracking, and article searches.
In the summer of 2012, Cedric hit the road working on the nightshift, and it didn’t take long for him to get his first “big” find. Cedric alerted/indicated on a vehicle during a traffic stop in Neenah, and a search of the vehicle yielded approximately 13 ounces of crystal methamphetamine. The suspects in the case were charged in Federal Court and received lengthy sentences for their drug trafficking.
Throughout K9 Cedric’s career, he received awards for Outstanding Arrests from the Neenah Police Department, as well as a Meritorious Canine Narcotics Find Award from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association.
K9 Cedric retired on March 20, 2020 after a long and distinguished career.
Cedric’s Career Totals:
|Methamphetamine||5,372.89 grams (almost 12 pounds)|
|Marijuana||29,120 grams (64 pounds)|
|LSD||27 dosage units|
|Drug Money||$80,000 +|
On June 7, 2021, retired K9 Cedric passed away peacefully at the age of 12, surrounded by his handler and his family. In addition to being an outstanding working dog, Cedric was a wonderful partner and family pet whose soulful eyes could melt your heart with one glance. Cedric is dearly and deeply missed by the Neenah Police Department and by his family. Rest easy, Ceddy. We’ll take it from here.