Radford residents select name for new K9 officer

New River Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Radford Police Department Facebook page)

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) – Move over Fido, Barkley and Spot! The Radford Police Department has chosen a name for their new K9 officer.

The department reached out to citizens for ideas last month and reportedly receive over 725 submissions. After reading through each and every one of those suggestions, the department says the K9 handler made the final decision.


Fen, a Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands, just started six weeks of rigorous training.

The department invites citizens to check back with their Facebook page for progress reports throughout his training.

Hopefully, it won’t be too ruff!

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