Natz was born on January 9th, 2002 in Germany. He was acquired from Germany in March of 2003 from Steinig-Tal Kennels in Campbellsport, Wisconsin. In September of 2003 Natz and his partner, Officer John Fisher, went through a four week training period at STK. The K-9 team became certified on October 3, 2003. Natz began his service with the Burlington Police Department following certification.
Natz was a dual purpose police dog, which means he was certified in two categories: narcotics and patrol work. Natz’s specialty in narcotics work is recognizing the odors of cocaine, marijuana and heroin. In patrol work, Natz was trained in tracking, building searches, criminal apprehension, evidence searches and officer protection.
He passed away this past weekend in his partner, Sgt. John Fisher’s arms. His death is believed to be natural. It has been a tough loss for everyone including his family as well as this department. Natz (pronounced”nots) was an amazing partner for Sgt. Fisher during that time and will sadly be missed. Sgt. Fisher’s has been the Burlington Police Department K9 Handler for 20 years.
Condolences can be sent to the Burlington Police Department at
224 E. Jefferson St.
Burlington, WI 53105