Duluth police add new K9

Handler and K9 will undergo training and return trained to serve.

Duluth Police officer Kaine Kasse and new K-9 Athena. (Photo courtesy of Duluth Police Department)
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A new K-9 is joining the Duluth Police Department. A Dutch Shepherd named Athena is set to begin training with her handler Officer Kaine Kaase.

Athena is the half-sister of K-9 Luna, according to a news release from the DPD.

K-9 Athena, a Dutch Shepherd, is training to join the Duluth Police Department. (Photo courtesy of Duluth Police Department)

Kaase has been with the DPD for 6 years and is "fulfilling a longtime dream" to become a K-9 handler, according to the release. He's served as a patrol officer and most recently as an HRA investigator with the COP Unit.


The Duluth Police Department thanked the AMSOIL Northland K-9 Foundation for a donation to acquire Athena.

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