x
Breaking News
More () »

Greensboro's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Greensboro, North Carolina | WFMYNEWS2.com

UNCG Police names new K9 'Gru'

Meet K9 "Gru" the newest member of the department!

GREENSBORO, N.C. — There's a new officer at the UNC-Greensboro Police Department. He's got fur, four legs and a tail. Yup, we're talking about a K9 officer.

Meet K9 "Gru" the newest member of the department! The department asked you to vote on the K9's new name. UNCG Police received nearly 3,000 votes for the name "Gru" which received 43-percent of the vote.

He's the latest addition to the department, replacing K9 Tink who retired last year.

Voters decided on Gru after voting for either: Arlo, Charlie, Dobby, Gru and Vinny. 

RELATED: K9 helps Marine veteran cope with panic attacks

RELATED: Police K9 catches porch pirate

RELATED: Service dogs graduate for 15 veterans in special ceremony