The United States War Dog Association recognized current Clintonville Police Officer Chris Wendorf and the late K-9 officer Chero, who died in September. Wendorf was presented a certificate and medal from the association. Charr, who replaced Chero as the K-9 officer with the Clintonville Police Department, was also at the presentation. Chero was born on January 2, 2013 and started working with the Clintonville Police Department on November 1, 2014. He became sick on September 8, 2017, and died unexpectedly the next day from a medical condition in which his entire intestinal system was deprived of blood. Clintonville Police Chief Jim Beggs said that Charr, the current Clintonville Police Department K-9 officer, cost $19,000 and is currently in training. The K-9 program is funded entirely by donations and fundraising with no tax dollars involved.