Manchester Losing Police K-9

The City of Manchester is losing its police K-9.

K-9 officer David Trumblee is resigning to take a position with the Dyersville Police Department. He wishes to exercise his right to purchase his partner/police dog “Ace” for 10-thousand dollars. This will leave the Manchester Police Department without a police dog. Chief Jim Hauschild says it could be a year or two before the K-9 program returns.

Trumblee and fellow officer Matt Tauke are both leaving Manchester for higher-paying positions with the Dyersville PD. It’s the first vacancies for the Manchester PD in six years.

And the Manchester City Council held a public hearing last night on the Highway 13 Improvement Project, with no one speaking for or against it. Plans were approved, with the contract awarded to Pirc Tobin for three-point-seven million dollars.

We’ll have more on these stories this week on KMCH.