The Lady Lake Police Department introduced its newest officer, K-9 Ember, to the community. K-9 Ember, a two-year-old black Labrador retriever, will be used primarily for patrol and detection duties. Working alongside his partner and handler, Officer Josh Higgins, Ember joins the department with 160 hours of narcotics and tracking training. He is able to detect heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl, as well as track down missing persons.
In June, the Town Commission approved acquiring Ember from Central Florida K-9 of Eustis for $10,000. The purchase was made possible due to the department’s PD K-9 Donation Fund, provided by the Moritz Foundation.
K-9 Ember joins K-9 Fast, and fills the void left by K-9 Lux, who retired in April after six years of