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May 7, 2013 > Welcome to K9 Kalimero

Welcome to K9 Kalimero

Submitted By Fremont PD

Kalimero is an 18-month old German Shepherd K9 who was born October 29, 2011. Born in Germany, he was imported to the US in October of 2012. Already weighing in at 75 pounds, he's expected to be a big boy!

Kalimero is assigned to Officer Tyler Layfield. Together, they successfully completed the K9 handler school and passed all qualifications on March 29, 2013. Since completion of the school, they have been patrolling the streets of Fremont in a full service capacity. At this time Kalimero has only been "Patrol" trained to search and locate suspects and for handler protection. He will be cross-trained in narcotics detection in approximately one year.

Officer Tyler Layfield was born and raised in Fremont and is a graduate of Washington High School (Go Huskies!), therefore he takes a great deal of pride in protecting and serving the citizens of his hometown. He has been an Officer with FPD for almost four years and came to us from Oakland PD, where he had served one year as an officer.

To date, Officer Layfield's entire career has been spent working patrol and street level investigations. The past three years he has dedicated a significant amount of time training and assisting with the Fremont Police K9 team. When asked about becoming a K9 handler, Officer Layfield had the following to say, "I am extremely excited about this new chapter in my career and very dedicated to serving the citizens of Fremont alongside my new partner Kalimero."

Please congratulate Officer Layfield and welcome Kalimero to our K9 team! You can also visit our Facebook page to say congratulations at www.Facebook.com/fremontpolicedepartment.

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