May 2020 – Luna’s first PSD trading cards came in!
November 14, 2019 – Please welcome one of our newest members to the Police Service Dog Unit!!!
PSD Luna is a dutch shepherd that was born on November 25th, 2018 and was donated to the South Dakota Highway Patrol by Trooper Eric Peterson and his family. PSD Luna started with the patrol on August 25th, 2019 and just got through her first certification this last Thursday as a Narcotic Detection Canine. She and Trooper Austin Schmitz are stationed in Pierre and will be patrolling the roadways in the central part of the state.
Congrats to PSD Luna and Trooper Schmitz on becoming one of our newest PSD Teams! 🐾🐾
July 2019 – It brings us great pleasure to finally share that in July of 2019 Luna was selected by the South Dakota Highway Patrol to become a narcotics detection K9 at 9 months of age. We are extremely honored and humbled by this experience. It was always our goal to raise a dog with drives worthy enough to hold such an important job. August 23, 2019, was the official handing over of the leash to her new handler (pictured) and, although we will miss her dearly, we take pride in knowing they will do great things for our state by taking illegal drugs off our roadways.