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Donation to Help NSP K-9 Program

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April 13, 2017 (Omaha, Neb.)  — A generous donation from Werner Enterprises in Omaha will help the Nebraska State Patrol purchase a new Police Service Dog.

On Thursday morning, April 13, Werner Enterprises Chief Operating Officer, Marty Nordlund, presented
a $10,000 check to the Nebraska State Patrol. During the ceremony at the Werner Enterprises museum,
State Patrol Superintendent Colonel Brad Rice said, “We are very appreciative of this generous donation
from Werner. It’s a great example of the public/private partnership we enjoy with a worldwide leader in
the commercial motor vehicle industry.”

Werner Enterprises, founded in 1956, is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, and has offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia.

The $10,000 gift was made through the Nebraska State Patrol Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Nebraska by enhancing the law enforcement services of the Nebraska State Patrol.

The Nebraska State Patrol Police Service Dog Division, established in 1988, utilizes Dual Purpose Police Dogs. This means the dog teams are trained in detection and patrol work. There are currently 10 Narcotic Detector Dog/Patrol Dog Teams, and one Explosive Detector Dog/Patrol Dog Team in service around the state. ###

Mike Meyer - Public Information
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