New police dog joins Cedar City force

By Kelsey Keener

Iron County Today

CEDAR CITY–Police Chief Darin Adams and officer Kirk Lovell introduced the Cedar City Police Department’s newest K-9, Max, to the city council during last week’s city council meeting.

Chief Adams explained that Max came from Logan-Haus Kennels in West Virginia and has just completed eight weeks of narcotics training. In September, Max will start another eight weeks of patrol training.

Officer Lovell said although Max is younger than most of the other police dogs, he is still good at his job and enjoys what he does, so much so that officer Lovell has to use food to get him out of his truck at the end of the day.

“When I take him home he won’t get out of the truck; he’ll just sit in the truck,” officer Lovell said. “I’ll take food out and show him that there’s food in the bowl and he’s like ‘I don’t know, maybe that’s something I’ll do.’ He’s committed to it; he really likes it.”

Officer Lovell explained that he and Max have been paired together since November 2017.

“He lives at my house and he’s become part of my life,” he said.

Officer Lovell and Max also provided a brief demonstration of Max’s abilities and training for the council.

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