We send our deepest sympathies to Officer Peters and his family in their loss of such a great partner.It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of one of our partners and friends. K-9 Niko passed away today at 12:50 p.m. after battling a bout of torsion that had occurred Friday night. The torsion (also known as stomach flip or bloat) occurred at Niko’s home Friday evening. Her handler, Officer Peters, found Niko to be in distress and immediately rushed her to the vet, where she underwent emergency surgery.
The surgery itself was a success, however the vet staff indicated Niko’s internal organs were very stressed due to the bloat, and now blood clots and stress were both major concerns during the next 48 hours. Saturday afternoon K-9 Niko appeared to be feeling better and her spirits were up, giving Officer Peters and his family a chance to spend quality time visiting her and being by her side. Then on Sunday morning, Officer Peters received a call that Niko had taken a turn for the worse and he needed to respond immediately.
Officer Peters and Sgt. Lee were with K-9 Niko as she took her final breaths and then peacefully slipped away.
K-9 Niko, a Belgian Malinois, has been with the DPD since 2013. She was first paired with Officer Hiltunen, then was transitioned to Officer Peters in early 2014. Officer Peters and K-9 Niko were an extremely successful team. They recorded a multitude of drug arrests over the years and were highly proactive in the community, raising awareness for the public during demonstrations and public relations events. They were also well-known around the state as being the "team to beat" when it came to K-9 competitions. To date, they are the only three-time champions of the North Dakota Peace Officers K-9 Challenge, which is held each year in different locations around our state.
K-9 Niko will also be missed in our school systems. She absolutely loved children and they loved her as well. It was always amazing to see the children's eyes light up when she and Officer Peters would arrive. Her energy and love for playing ball were unmatched and she could wear out the most rambunctious of children.
Niko was loved and admired by each of us at the DPD and will be sorely missed. Please join us in saying a prayer for both her and the Peter’s family during this time.
Our point-of-contact for the K-9 program is SGT Corey Lee, and further inquiries can be directed to him at email@example.com or 701-456-7759. ... See MoreSee Less
The City of Dickinson Street Department highly encourages property owners to recycle the leaves from their property by depositing them in the grass/leaf containers at the City’s recycling drop-off locations. For those who are unable to do this, we will operate the leaf picker for the period of November 6th thru November 21st during normal business hours (weather permitting). To be picked up, the leaves need to be neatly piled in the parking lane in front of your residence where there is a minimum of 30 feet of clear space along the curb both before and after the pile, to enable the leaf picker to access the pile. This service is for hand-raked leaves only. Leaves picked up with a lawn mower are too dense and heavy to be picked up by the vacuum action of the leaf picker. Likewise, grass, twigs, garden debris, pine needles, etc. cannot be picked up. The leaf picker will follow a pre-determined route through the city and will attempt to cover each street at least twice during this period. ... See MoreSee Less