A group of residents stepped up and donated thousands of dollars to help the officer find his new job partner and with getting the training that Jochie needed. The North Country Kennel Club also provided an outdoor kennel and house for Jochie.

Take the Lead Director of Operations Lynette Thayer, second from left, and Chief Operating Officer Thomas H. Bradley III receive a donation from representatives of the North Country Kennel Club, Treasurer Lori Krebs and Vice President Scott Thackston, far right, at Take the Lead’s office on Washington Street in Watertown. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

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