Longtime Westminster police officer, K9 decoy gets new partner — finally


Even before he became a police officer, Steve Booth knew one thing: He wanted to become a K9 handler. That was more than 15 years ago. But his dream finally came true on Nov. 1 when he began patrol in Westminster with his new partner, a 90-pound, 2-year-old, black-and-tan German shepherd named Ranger, who is now Westminster PD’s second K9, joining Pako. “This has been such a long journey for me,” said Booth, who’s been with the WPD for nearly 15 years. “I’ve been through quite a bit to get this spot.” When he was fresh out of the police…

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