K-9 Team Returning to Manchester PD

Manchester’s K-9 team is coming back.

Officer David Trumblee and K-9 Ace are returning to the Manchester Police Department. Trumblee resigned at the end of the February to take a higher paying job at the Dyersville PD, agreeing to pay $10,000 to keep Ace with him as a family pet. The move left the Manchester PD without a police dog for the first time in twenty years. So, the Manchester PD looked into raising their wages and Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild says Trumblee has decided to return.

 

Chief Hauschild says it’s definitely good news for their department and the Manchester community.

Manchester’s police officers will see a pay increase of $3.75 an hour (with the exception of Chief Hauschild), which was approved by the City Council Monday night.

The return of Officer Trumblee means the Manchester PD just has one position to fill, left vacant by Officer Matt Tauke, who also resigned to work at the Dyersville Police Department. Chief Hauschild says they’ve had several good applicants for the job and expect to announce Tauke’s replacement at the next council meeting later this month.

 

photo courtesy of City of Manchester