Nebraska State Patrol police dog at Law Day program

The Nebraska State Patrol employs dogs as part of its arsenal to keep the public and troopers safe.

Not just any dog or trooper can serve with the Police Dog Service Unit. A special bond is required between the dog and its handler.

Brent Potthoff, a 10 year patrol veteran, and his canine partner, Amos, demonstrated their skills for the fifth grade students from Superior and Lawrence-Nelson who attended the fifth annual Law Day program at the county courthouse in Nelson last Wednesday.

The selection process to become a canine partner is arduous and expensive. The first step is to select a dog t...


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