FOUNTAIN — The Fountain Police Department is proud to welcome a new K9 member.
Moody, a 2-year-old Golden Lab, will be trained in narcotics detection. The department said Moody and his new human partner will attend the Johnson K9 Training Academy next month. Once they graduate the academy, the duo will patrol the streets and assist officers in detecting the presence of illegal narcotics.
The Department also shared the backstory of how Moody's name was chosen.
According to the Fountain Police Department, on April 8, 1921, City Marshal John Lindamood was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at the First National Bank of Fountain. As Marshal Lindamood pointed his flashlight at the suspects, they shot and killed him. Marshal Lindamood had been with the Fountain Police Department for six years. He was 45-years-old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife Grace and 12-year-old son Maurice. Marshal Lindamood had reportedly turned in his resignation the day before his death.
As a tribute to Lindamood, and in recognition of the upcoming 100th anniversary of his Line of Duty Death, the Fountain Police Department chose to name the newest member of the Fountain Police K-9 Unit, Moody.