Breed: Belgian Malinois/Shepherd cross
Country of Origin: Netherland
Birthday: April 9, 2010
Service Years: 2011 – 2017
Where/when trained: Shallow Creek Kennels (Sharpsville, Pennsylvania) – 2011
Certification: OPOTA Dual Purpose Police K-9 – Dino was certified in Narcotics Detection and Patrol Functions. Patrol functions include tracking, article detection, handler protection, and criminal apprehension.
K9 Dino died unexpectedly on 9/26/17 at midnight.
A few minutes after beginning a track for suspects wanted for a child abduction late on 9/25/17, Dino collapsed and stopped breathing.
Handler: Officer Tony Leidenbor
Officer Leidenbor was certified as a Peace Officer in 2011 and hired by Green Township in 2013.
He received his first certification as a K-9 handler in 2007 with his tracking K-9 at the Canine Tracking Academy in Canon City, Colorado.