Faithful K-9 Klaus to be Replaced With Funds from Tavern League

The late Kenosha County Sheriff’s K-9 Klaus and his handler Deputy John Lanctot. – KCSD

by Tina Johansson

On Saturday, Feb. 25 the Kenosha County Tavern League will present a $10,000 donation to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department towards the purchase of a new K-9 dog.

The new police dog will replace K-9 Klaus who died last November.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the Bella Vita Banquets, 34816 Geneva Road in Burlington. Receiving the check will be Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.

According to reports, Klaus was euthanized Nov. 28 after suddenly falling ill. He suffered from health issues including internal bleeding and masses on his spleen and liver.

Klaus died peacefully Nov. 28 with his handler Deputy John Lanctot at his side.

As a K-9 deputy of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, Klaus had faithfully served the community for five years.


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