Madison police welcomes new member of K9 Unit

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- Madison Police Department's newest member of its K9 Unit is almost two-years-old and comes from Poland.

Police announced K9 Patton as their newest member on Wednesday. The German Shepard is handled by Officer Nick Eull and replaces Officer Eull's former partner, K9 Frees, who retired recently.

Patton is trained to detect illegal drugs, track people, search buildings, and locate evidence in addition to other trained skills. Officer Eull and K9 Patton recently completed their certification process and are assigned to the day shift.

Patton is sponsored by Mid-West Family Broadcasting. As sponsors, Mid-West Family Broadcasting has the naming rights for this dog. Patton is named after WJJO's former Assistant Program Director, Music Director and mid-day radio host Blake Patton who retired from the rock station in 2010.