R.I.P: Mahwah Police K-9 Döme, 11

MAHWAH, N.J. – Emergency responders in Mahwah were saddened to learn of Wednesday’s passing of retired police K-9 Döme.

K-9 Döme faithfully served the township “With honor and distinction” for nine years before his retirement in January 2015, Police Chief James N. Batelli said.

A Shepherd born in Czechoslovakia, Döme was Rapp’s first canine and was crosstrained in drug and tracking.

“Döme was a truly great dog – wonderful disposition with children but when very assertive in the field,” Batelli told Daily Voice.


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