New Maryland State Police K-9 puppy, Dailey, met the family of the fallen deputy he is named after.
The puppy went to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and met with Bryan and Tyler Dailey, Harford County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Dailey's sons, and Aimee Grebe, his girlfriend.
Dailey was one of two deputies was killed in the line of duty Feb.10. He was also a member of the Joppa-Magnolia fire company for 37 years and now his two sons are also volunteers.
According to a release the puppy was surrounded by members of the fire company, some of whom had their kids with them, Dailey walked around with his tail wagging and his nose sniffing. His handler, Trooper Richard Kelly pleaded for everyone to “tire him out, it's like having a newborn at home.”
Trooper Dailey will be assigned to the Maryland State Police Special Operations Division. The puppy is being training to be a tracking dog. He will search for missing children, vulnerable adults, and fill other tracking needs for the state police.
When Trooper Kelly was assigned his new partner, he reached out to the Dailey family and asked their permission to name the canine after the late deputy.