Metro Atlanta Ambulance Donates $15,500 to the Cobb Police K9 Unit

K9 Chase was a Belgian Malinois born in Hungary on August 13, 2018. He began his career with the department in April 2020 with Officer Neill.  K9 Chase had served with the Cobb County Police Department for over three years.  As a K9 trained for narcotics detection and criminal apprehension, K9 Chase seized thousands of dollars’ worth of illegal narcotics and helped with numerous arrests.  K9 Chase succumbed to injuries while in the line of duty and after a valiant lifesaving effort by his handler Officer Neill, Cobb Fire Engineer David Kleiman, Cobb Firefighter Tim Barmann and the Crew from Metro Atlanta Ambulance Unit 217, EMT Chelsea Barrales and Paramedic Sydney Woltering, Cobb Police Sargent Alex Johnson, Sergeant KC Robinson, and Officer Tyler Selvia.

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service Vice President Devan Seabaugh stated, “these K-9 Officers play a pivotal role in providing public safety in our community and it was a very sad day in Cobb County losing K9-Chase.  Providing public safety is a team effort in Cobb County, we all work together, and we all hurt when something happens to one of our own.  While we will never replace K9 Chase, we are happy to donate $15,500 towards the cost of obtaining a new K9 Officer for the Cobb Police Department.”

Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service is the 911 ambulance service provider for Bartow, Cobb and Paulding Counties and is an integral part of the emergency medical response system in these counties.

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