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3rd Annual Softball Tournament a Success

K9 Emma's Fund would like to sincerely thank all those who participated in our Third Annual Softball Tournament. It was a great success!

While we haven't yet tallied all the money collected, we have already surpassed our previous record

We would like to send a special thank you to the sponsors, teams, and YNN who came out to help spread the word. Of course, we are forever indebted to Classie Lassies for being such generous hosts year after year. Thanks to your help, we are closer to our goal.

Mission Statement

The Corporation (Fund) will provide financial aid and support to our Police K9 program, primarily to serve the community of North Greenbush and the immediate outlying areas.

This K9 program will benefit our community in the continuing fight against drugs, crime, and better assist in search and rescue of lost children and the elderly. Funding will also be used to provide benevolent assistance by purchasing K9 vehicles and vehicle kennels for safe transportation as well as ongoing support of our K9 team: training, equipment, care, and feeding of the K9 as well as the actual cost of the K9.

About K9 Emma

K9 Emma was a purebred Rottweiler from German bloodlines. She started her Police K9 career with her handler Officer Tai Slagen in the Village of Nassau police Department in November 2003. At 11 months of age she was the youngest Police K9 to successfully complete the six week Advanced Narcotics detector school in New York State. K9 Emma and her partner laterally transferred to the North Greenbush Police Department in May 2005.

In January 2007 K9 Emma was certified as a Patrol K9. Patrol certified K9's are utilized for criminal apprehension.

During her career as a Police K9, Emma and her partner served her community well and further assisted the New York State Police, Rensselaer County Sheriff's, Troy Police, Rensselaer Police, and the Schodack Police.

In April of 2008 K9 Emma was diagnosed with an aggressive form of intestinal cancer and within a matter of days her health rapidly declined. EOW (end of watch) April 28, 2008.

Since then our community has been without a police K9.