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Meet the dog who is a police officer in America

by Staff writer



In 2017, the Stafford Police Department employed Kansas’ first pit bull police dog named Kano.

Kano who was trained by Universal K9, an organization that trains dogs in San Antonio, assisted police with a $7,500 marijuana drug bust same year in Great Bend, the Hutchinson News reported.


With Kano's expertise and dedication to work, more drug busts are expected, reporters said.

Kano – a full-blooded, red nose pit bull with one blue eye and one brown eye – was named after a character from Mortal Kombat because of his eye color and patches, the Stafford Police Department posted on Facebook.

The police dog is well trained in locating marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and even ecstasy.

“Anyone who watches him work can and will see the drive this dog has, not only that but how incredible these dogs are,” the department posted on Facebook.

“Kano has a strict set of rules to follow when at home and at work,” Kano's handler, Officer Mason Paden, said.

“Kano knows when he comes out it’s time to go to work.”

So, just like any other police dog, Paden said you should not come up and try to play with Kano without asking.

But that doesn’t mean Kano doesn’t like to play.

His favorite toy is an orange and blue squeaky Chuckit! ball, according to the News.


They said he can barely be distracted once he has his eye on the ball.

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