TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency
ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) – “CHiPs” actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he’s a reserve police officer.
The Rexburg Standard Journal report ed in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about California Highway Patrol officers donated a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois narcotics dog named Mako to the St. Anthony Police Department.
Mako will work with Sgt. Greg Belew in searching for narcotics at local schools, and also assist nearby agencies as well as the Idaho State Police when requested.
St. Anthony Police Chief Allen Neff says the agency hasn’t had a police dog because they cost up to $15,000.
Estrada became a reserve officer with the agency in 2016. Neff says Estrada has continued to contribute money and materials to the agency.