Park Forest Welcomes K9 Tucker Through Grant of Will Co. State’s Attorney Glasgow

K9 Officer Charles Karl, K9 Tucker, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, and Chief Christopher Mannino
From left to right, K9 Officer Charles Karl, K9 Tucker, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, and Chief Christopher Mannino. (Photo: Park Forest Communications Director Jason Miller)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was on hand at Monday’s Village Board meeting to welcome K9 Tucker, the newest addition to the Park Forest Police Department. With his handler K9 Officer Charles Karl, the 18-month-old Dutch Shepherd has already helped arrest one alleged offender on two separate occasions, according to Police Chief Christopher Mannino.

“A donation of nearly $18,000 (funding from drug asset forfeitures) by Will County State’s Attorney Glasgow paid for the purchase of Tucker, training for him and Officer Karl, and outfitting the new K9 police vehicle,” police said in a statement.

K9 Officer Charles Karl and K9 Tucker
K9 Officer Charles Karl and K9 Tucker. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

“We are proud to have a K9 team serving again in Park Forest and are thankful to Will County State’s Attorney Glasgow for helping to make that a reality,” police said.

The brief presentation follows: