K9 Aik and Handler Jeremy Weber (In-Service Dates: 04/06/2010 to 10/03/2015)
On October 3rd, 2015 K9 Aik officially retired from the Manitowoc Police Department after 5 years of dedicated service to our community. He and his handler, Officer Jeremy Weber, were the first ever K9 unit that served the Manitowoc Police Department.
Aik, which is short for Aik Vom Kaiserhaus, was born in Germany, November 15th, 2007. He started at the Manitowoc Police Department in April of 2010 and he worked as a dual purpose K9, tracking both people and drugs.
Throughout his career he has had numerous successful drug finds and suspect apprehensions as a result of his tracking abilities. Aik located 57 articles of paraphernalia, 41,449.86 grams of THC, 226.8 grams of Hash, 14.5 grams of Cocaine, 7 grams of Heroin and 30.3 grams of Methamphetamine. In addition, he has located $32,630 in U.S. Currency.
He did 51 school sniffs. He also did 167 vehicle sniffs, finding illegal items 58 times. He found 13 illegal items while searching 43 buildings for drugs. While searching 70 buildings for people, he located subjects 8 times. In addition, he located 36 people during his opportunities to track for subjects.
Aik will continue to live with Officer Weber, at which point Officer Weber will take over ownership of Aik from the City of Manitowoc. Officer Weber will continue to work as a patrol officer on 3rd shift.
K9 “Ully”, short for Ulrich vom Steinig Tal and Handler Jason Koenig (In-Service Dates: 03/28/11 to 03/31/17)
On March 31st, 2017 K9 Ully will officially retire from the Manitowoc Police Department after almost 6 years of dedicated service to our community.
“Ully”, short for Ulrich vom Steinig Tal, was born and trained in Campbellsport WI. He and his handler, Officer Jason Koenig, started as a team for the Manitowoc Police Department in March of 2011. His duties as a dual purpose K9 included tracking, drug and evidence detection, and handler protection. Ully was fully funded from the generous donations from our community.
Throughout his career he has had numerous successful drug and evidence finds. Ully did 41 school sniffs. He also did 142 vehicle sniffs, finding illegal items 78 times. 17 times he found illegal items while searching 27 building for drugs. He located 136 articles of drug paraphernalia, 646.4 grams of THC, 8.8 grams of Cocaine/Crack, 41.9 grams of Heroin, 19 grams of Methamphetamines, and 30 grams of Ecstasy. He has helped seize $6889 in U.S. Currency. In addition, he has located 18 articles of evidence, including 2 guns. One of the guns located was used in a Milwaukee homicide. Locating the gun helped get a conviction on the case.
Ully had 94 apprehensions by means of his tracking abilities, area searches, and building searches. Twice Ully was nominated for Track of the Year through the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association. His assistance was requested 99 times by outside agencies.
Ully will continue to live with Officer Koenig after Ully’s retirement date, at which point Officer Koenig will take ownership of Ully from the City of Manitowoc. Officer Koenig will continue to work on 3rd shift and will remain as a K9 Handler with his new partner “Neko” after training in April.