FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 25, 2017) – The Fort Myers Police Department was able to purchase a new

K-9 German Shepherd with funds donated by the Fort Myers Police Foundation.

The City of Fort Myers initially purchased the new addition named Lord who is about 18 months old. The FMPF reimbursed the City Lord’s $8,500 cost.

As with previous FMPD K-9s, Lord was imported from Germany. Officer Ezra Padgham will serve as Lord’s handler.

The Fort Myers Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to help build a stronger bond between the community and its local police department. All funds raised by the Police Foundation go toward purchasing life-saving equipment for the Fort Myers Police Department and the community it serves. Since its formation in 2014, the Police Foundation has raised more than $150,000 that has gone toward purchasing medical kits for patrol cars, ballistic shields, electronic ear protection for shooting ranges, a Meggitt FATS® L7 compact training simulator, a K-9 and more.

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