Shelton Police Department
Service, Professionalism, Dedication to Duty
Chief Joel Hurliman
Officer Dan Loris & Stryker
In 2008 the Shelton Police Department reinstated the K-9 unit. Officer Chris Nugent and his partner, Jaeger (which means hunter in German) attended the 14 week State Police K-9 Academy. Jaeger was purchased from a breeder in New Hampshire due to the generosity of People's United Bank, who donated $2500.00 towards the purchase of Jaeger. The new team graduated top in their class, beating out 9 other teams.
The rigorous traning certifies the team in tracking (missing persons and crimimals), building search, evidence recovery, crowd control, suspect apprehension, and officer protection. Jaeger retired in 2014 when his partner was promoted to Detective.
In 2014 a new K-9 was purchased and Stryker has partnered up with Officer Dan Loris. Officer Dan Loris and Stryker graduated the 173rd Connecticut State Police Patrol Dog Training Troop on May 28, 2015.
Loris received the Daniel “Danny” Wasson K-9 Memorial Award. This award is given
in memory of Milford officer Danny Wasson, who was killed in the line of duty.
The award is presented to a member of the training troop’s graduating class that best exemplifies Wasson’s motivation and enthusiasm in the field of K-9 training.
85 Wheeler Street
Shelton, CT 06484