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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Police K-9 Visits Colfax branch of library

Children introduced to new State Trooper K-9 "Ginger"


April 27, 2023

Justin Slayton | The Gazette

Washington State Trooper Randy Elkins introduces his new rescued K-9 unit, Ginger, to the kids in attendance.

COLFAX–– The Whitman County Library hosted its second to last Third Thursday Event for the season on Thursday, April 20.

Washington State Patrol, the Colfax Police Department, and a K-9 unit came to introduce young children to a police vehicle, Ginger, the K-9 dog, and open conversations with Officer Blood and others.

"We had them talk about the program, and they obviously got to pet the dogs and learn," said Whitman County Library Executive Director Cody Allen. "Officer Randy from WA State Patrol showed us how the dog is trained with words and the commands with Ginger. It was a lot of...

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