Local K-9 officers to receive Petrikat grant dollars
Baxter and Nisswa police departments plan to use their grant dollars for training aids for the canine officers.
BRAINERD — Board members of the Brainerd Kennel Club and the Petrikat Grant Committee awarded grants to support both the Nisswa and Baxter police departments’ K-9 units.
Baxter Police Department’s officer Taylor Halverson and K-9 Timber along with Nisswa Police Department’s officer Conner Collette and K-9 Shuri will receive the Petrikat grant dollars.
Both police departments plan to use their grant dollars for training aids for the canine officers.
Pete Petrikat was a long-standing and beloved member of the Brainerd Kennel Club for many years, a news release stated. He trained and showed his Labrador and later his Belgian Tervurens. Tragedy struck in February of 2000 when Petrikat and his dog Trigger were lost in a car crash. Petrikat named the Brainerd Kennel Club as a beneficiary in his will.
The Brainerd Kennel Club invested some of that money to create the Petrikat Fund, which provides grants annually for assistance to dogs and canine organizations.