K-9 Domo holds special role for Madison police

MADISON, Wis. — Madison’s newest police dog will focus on catching drug dealers, searching buildings and tracking suspects. He’ll also have another mission: carrying on a very important name.

“Dominic always had a light about him,” said Meghan May. “He loved helping others and would always put the need of others before himself.”

That’s why 5-year-old Dominic May wanted to be a police officer. He even inspired Madison’s former police chief.

“We were impressed with his energy, his vitality, his love of everyone and everything,” said Mike Koval.

Sadly, Dominic died in a car crash two years ago. Then-chief Koval named him an honorary Madison police officer, but his spirit lives on now in Domo.

“That zest for life and that spirit of helpfulness, and that spirit of making sure no

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