MADISON (WKOW) -- The Madison Police Department renames one of its K9 police dogs.
Police say it's all to honor a courageous officer who lost her battle with cancer. Sgt. Karen Krahn died from cancer in May. Her nickname was "Krahnie" and her family, friends and co-workers say they wanted to honor and remember her.
Sgt. Krahn was 54 years old and passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice Care. She joined the Madison Police Department in 1995 serving as patrol officer and later as a patrol sergeant.
The K9 police dog, formally known as "Kona" has officially been renamed to "Krahnie." Krahnie's partner, Officer Jim Donnell, says Sgt. Krahn was full of energy, smart and a hard worker. He talks about the decision to rename a K9 dog.
"It was a pretty easy decision knowing Karen and who Karen was and her dedication to our program and her care," said Officer Donnell. "She had a willingness to work with the dogs."
To learn more about the Capital K9 organization and local police dogs, click here.
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