K-9 Team Anniversary Coin

This coin was a collaborative project involving former K-9 handlers from the Wayne State University Police Department in Detroit. The two-inch coin celebrates the 20 year anniversary of the unit and the certified police dogs that have patrolled campus and helped protect the citizens of Detroit. The K-9 unity was launched in 2002 as part of the post 9-11 world amid the need for protective sweeps of buildings and response to bomb threats.

The front of the coin features a police dog and the city of Detroit flag while the back of the coin features a paw print and the city skyline and the names of the dogs who were patrol certified. 

K-9 Mercedes worked with Tim Farrell

K-9s Goran, Drago and Lucky worked with Andrew Grimm

K-9 Ores worked with Patrick Hammill and Thomas Box.

K-9 Clyde worked with the late Collin Rose. 

K-9 Wolverine worked with the late Collin Rose and later with Greg Roberts.

K-9 Bruno worked with Greg Roberts.

K-9 Havoc worked with Thomas Box.

K-9 Liz works with Aaron Hundt

The rim of the coin will be engraved #StephenStrong in celebration of Stephen an 8 year old Michigan boy who loves Police K9, Fire Fighters, and Super Heroes. In 2016 Stephen was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Since his diagnosis, Stephen has gone through 6 rounds of chemo, 2 bone marrow transplants, 21 rounds of proton (like radiation), 5 rounds of Immunotherapy and is still on an immunotherapy treatment. He is doing well but still has an active tumor in his brain that mom and doctors are watching closely. He get scans every 3 months and blood work every month to check it.

You can read more about Stephen at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674626872865859

Stephen is currently going to school with hopes and dreams of being a K-9 handler one day. Stephen's charity of choice is the Rainbow Connection of Rochester, Michigan. Accordingly proceeds from the sale of this coin will benefit their organization. They grant wishes for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions.

This is pre-order will close June 28. Coins will begin shipping later this summer and a tracking number will be provided. We expect a turn around time of six weeks from the date of the order until they reach your hands. Once again proceeds from the sale of this coin benefit the Rainbow Connection


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