The Cleveland Metroparks Rangers Department will swear in a new K-9 on Wednesday during a Board of Commissioners meeting.

The new K-9, Logan, was born July 22 and joined the department on Sept. 1. Logan is a German Shepherd and was donated by Tom and Kathy Schmidt, who have trained and donated dogs to more than 40 law enforcement agencies in the state.

The new K-9 will be trained in tracking, narcotics detection and apprehension.

“The K-9 unit adds great depth to the department and has been an invaluable service to the community,” said Ranger Chief Gregory M. Loftus.

Logan is the third dog donated to the Cleveland Metroparks by the Schmidts, and is the son of the Metroparks current K-9, Radar. He will be handled by Ranger Kevin Gibson.

“Logan has already begun his training and is interacting well with other K-9 dogs as well as following simple commands,” Gibson said.

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