WFPD Officer Aaron New and K-9 Turko were honored on Tuesday at an Optimist Club of Wichita Falls Respect for Law luncheon.   Officer New and K-9 Turko have received awards through United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) for narcotics detection.

Officer New and K-9 Turko certified and took 1st place honors in this year’s narcotics detection through USPCA.  The team is also certified with the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association and National Police Canine Association.

The Respect for Law Program is an annual Optimist Club event with more that 1,500 clubs participating each year. The program was created to educate and inspire respect for law and dedicated service to the community.