Polk County Sheriff Reports on 4th of July; Newest Recruit for Polk County Law Enforcement Introduced
By: Mary Balstad
Fosston, MN – The 4th of July weekend was a success in terms of keeping the number of accidents down for local law enforcement. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman reported on a boating accident on Maple Lake that involved an individual running his boat aground. Tadman confirmed there was alcohol involved, but overall the amount reported major incidents were low. However, multiple stops were made in a four-hour timeframe, primarily due to the heavy lake traffic.
Deputy Ben Stout introduced the newest member of the Polk County law enforcement. K-9 Rex is Deputy Stout’s newest partner. The pair finished the 13-week training course on June 25th. Stout shared his experience on the training and what Rex will be expected to be involved with.
K-9’s like Rex are expected to complete 8-9 years of service before retiring. Tadman spoke about how important it is to have another dog in Polk County law enforcement.
The Polk County law enforcement will also be at the Polk County Fair handing out information at their booth. They will also take part in the parade this weekend at the fair.