WHEREAS, “Enno” commenced his many years of service to the City of Hoquiam when he was selected as a Police Services Dog for the Hoquiam Police Department in November 2005; and
WHEREAS, “Enno” was first partnered with then Officer Jeff Salstrom at the Landheim Canine Training Center in Dyer, Indiana for six weeks of intensive canine training; and
WHEREAS, after returning to Hoquiam, Officer Salstrom and “Enno” spent the next several months completing the state required training and testing to successfully achieve Washington State Police Canine Association Accreditation in March 2006; and
WHEREAS, only two days after certification, “Enno” made his first arrest as a commissioned police officer by capturing a burglary suspect hiding in the Sears store at the South Shore Mall; and
WHEREAS, during “Enno’s” career, with now Sergeant Salstrom, together they made a total of 57 suspect captures in a total of 137 applications- which included not only tracking suspects, but also locating and recovering evidence; and
WHEREAS, in one such evidence application, “Enno” tracked a suspect’s flight from an armed robbery to a discarded ski mask which was later linked by DNA to a suspect who was subsequently convicted of the crime; and
WHEREAS, as a cross-trained narcotics detection canine, “Enno” was responsible for locating over three pounds of methamphetamine, one pound of heroin and his largest single find of 14 pounds of marijuana in one traffic stop; and
WHEREAS, in addition to the work on the street, “Enno” was a regular guest in schools, local events and area canine demonstrations where his easy manner and friendliness was appreciated by all; and
WHEREAS, in October 2012 it was discovered “Enno” was stricken with an inoperable cancerous tumor which ended his career and will likely end his life;
NOW THEREFORE, the Mayor and the City Council of the City of Hoquiam, Washington, do hereby recognize and honor “Enno” for his service to the Citizens of Hoquiam and gratefully authorize his retirement from service.
Adopted by the Mayor and City Council on January 14, 2013.