One of our K-9 Handlers, Officer Henry Wilson, holds badge #1. The significance of this is great. He was hired in 1984 and is now the most senior patrol officer at MPD. It is an honor that very few officers will ever achieve. No other officers will be assigned Badge #1 until Off. Wilson retires. I have been privileged to have worked along side Off. Wilson many years ago. He is a very well respected police officer and we at MPD our proud to have him in our ranks.
Off. Wilson is currently a K-9 Handler with his partner Boris. Off. Wilson had said this is his favorite assignment of all he has had here. He recently brought Ivan to interact with students at Toki Middle School and to talk about how he got into the policing profession. Today, he received a beautiful photo of his presentation at the school that was signed by many of the kids who were present. Off. Wilson was proudly displaying this in our break room at the West District and said his experience at the school was absolutely fantastic! Hats off to Henry for his decades of dedicated service to the citizens of Madison!