BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office will get a new furry friend to help protect the county.
The family of the late county Deputy Pete Knapp has made a memorial donation of $8,500 to purchase a train the county’s third K-9 “Knapp.”
Knapp will join K-9s Daimon and Twiggy after the county legislators approved the donation on Aug. 26.
“Pete was very involved in the community as a coach and mentor. He was a person who constantly contributed to law enforcement in Steuben County and it is fitting that we can continue his legacy with K-9 Knapp. We, of course, are extremely grateful to the Kloeber family and honored to have been granted this opportunity to remember Pete” said Sheriff Jim Allard.
Knapp served in the department from June 1992 until June 2006. A dog-lover, he took retired police dogs home with him, allowing them to spend their remaining years in a loving home, said his sister Marge Kloeber.