Inkster Police Dept. tries to sell dog to partner - New York News

Inkster Police Dept. tries to sell dog to partner

Posted: Updated:
INKSTER, Mich. (WJBK) -

Cuts in Inkster left many police officers without a job. And now, the city is hoping to make some money by getting some human officers to buy their canine partners.

When he's at home, Xander's the sweetest dog you'll ever meet. And a big part of Officer Dan Schewe's family. Just ask his daughter Hannah. She says he's like a furry brother.

But when Xander's on the job, it's all business. Officer Schwewe has been Xander's partner and handler for more than 4 years years. Together, they were part of the Inkster Police Department.

But Officer Schewe, along with more than 20 other Inkster police officers, were laid off June 30th. Xander's been home with the Schewe family since the layoff. Then came a phone call telling him he could buy the dog for $2,000.

The police union says in the past, officers have been able to purchase their K-9 for $1 and Shchewe should get the same deal. Late Thursday afternoon, Inkster Police Chief Hilton Napoleon told Fox 2 the city and officer Schewe had reached a deal. He wouldn't give details.

But the good news here is that while Officer Schewe and K-9 Xander may have lost their jobs, they still have each other.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Security stepped up for Electric Zoo Festival

    Security stepped up for Electric Zoo Festival

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:21:46 GMT
    Festival goers to one of the most popular events of the summer in New York City will see major changes this weekend.  The Electric Zoo festival featuring headliner David Guetta takes place Saturday and Sunday on Randall's Island. Organizers are expecting 45,000 people daily. Last year's party was cut short, after the deaths of  Olivia Rotundo, 20, of Providence, R.I. and Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, N.Y. 
    Festival goers to one of the most popular events of the summer in New York City will see major changes this weekend.  The Electric Zoo festival featuring headliner David Guetta takes place Saturday and Sunday on Randall's Island. Organizers are expecting 45,000 people daily. Last year's party was cut short, after the deaths of  Olivia Rotundo, 20, of Providence, R.I. and Jeffrey Russ, 23, of Rochester, N.Y. 
  • Joan Rivers remains in NYC hospital

    Joan Rivers remains in NYC hospital

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:54:57 GMT
    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in critical but stable condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement saying her mother was "resting comfortably."

    Hollywood legend Joan Rivers, 81, remains in critical but stable condition at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The comedian and TV host was undergoing an outpatient procedure at a clinic on the Upper East Side on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement saying her mother was "resting comfortably."

  • USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    USDA seizes more than 1,200 illegal giant snails

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:47:40 GMT
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than 1,200 live specimens of the large snails, all of them traced back to someone in Georgia who was selling them illegally.
    The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders. The Agriculture Department is trying to stop them. Since June, department authorities have seized more than 1,200 live specimens of the large snails, all of them traced back to someone in Georgia who was selling them illegally.

Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices