Police K9 presentation by Waupaca graduate
Winchester Academy of Waupaca will sponsor “Police K9s and Their Contribution to Law Enforcement,” presented by Sara Boespflug, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Boespflug is a 2001 graduate of Waupaca High School and a 10-year veteran of the Madison Police Department. For the first nine years she worked the night shift and as a neighborhood officer, serving the Northport Drive corridor in Madison.
Earlier this year she partnered with a K9 named Falco, a dual-purpose German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from the Czech Republic.
Falco and Boespflug are one of eight canine teams with the Madison Police Department. Seven of these canines are dual-purpose dogs, trained in both narcotics detection and patrol work such as building searches, tracking, locating evidence and the like, and the eighth canine is a single-purpose bomb detection dog.
Officer Boespflug, working with K9 Falco, will explain and demonstrate how and why the use of canines is an incredible investigative tool in law enforcement today.
The program is free and open to the public. Cookies and coffee are served at 6 p.m. prior to the presentation.
Winchester Academy is a nonprofit Waupaca organization administered by a volunteer board of trustees.It brings engaging, informative and educational programs to the community on a wide range of topics,recognizing that the love of learning continues throughout life and outside of school walls.
Program expenses are funded through sponsors and through gifts and donations from community
members who support the Academy. Donations are tax deductible.
Boespflug’s program is sponsored by her grandparents, Gene and Joan Wasserberg.
For more information about Winchester Academy, check winchesteracademywaupaca.org, follow onFacebook, or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258- 2927 or