One police department’s loss turned out to be a local police department’s gain last week. The Polk County Standard Journal reported that the city of Aragon sold their K-9 to the city of White after Aragon’s chief of police and K-9 officer resigned this month.

White put up the only bid and was able to purchase the K-9 for 4,000 dollars. White Chief of Police Dane Hunter told WBHF that the purchase was made entirely possible through private donations. Maintenance costs are also being taken care of by private donations. White recently accepted a donated police vehicle that was equipped with a kennel.

The K-9’s name is Nero. He is only about one-and-a-half years old and was imported from the Czech Republic for police business. White Police Sergeant Chris Barnes has become Nero’s handler.

Tune into WBHF throughout the day Tuesday to hear the whole story, including more details about the donations and the reason for White wanting a K-9.