Florida Georgia Line gave Indianapolis police a special gift this weekend.
Before headlining their FGL Fest show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday (September 7), the country-singing duo, comprising of bandmates Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, surprised the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department with a new police dog, a German shepherd — and the IMPD couldn't have been more excited to welcome their latest member to the team.
"Thank you, Florida Georgia Line for IMPD's newest K9 partner! #WeAreIMPD," the department captioned a Facebook post with a photo of the band posing with Sarge. According to IMPD Segeant Grace Sibley, the puppy, whose new handlers have yet renamed, will be used as an explosive detective dog.
Per the band's publicist, Sweet Talk PR, Kelley adopted the 10-week-old pup — whom he's named Sarge — last year. Shortly after his adoption, the "Cruise" crooner and his wife, Brittney, had Sarge train with Mike Sweeney, and that's when the couple realized their dog had special talents that might make him a good fit for police training.
"We are so excited that Sarge will live a life of keeping people and his officers safe," the pair said in a joint statement. "Being able to give back is something in our hearts and last night in Indianapolis was a moment we won't forget."
In related FGL news, the duo recently celebrated the release of their Acoustic Sessions project, which included acoustic renditions of songs like "This Is How We Roll," "Meant to Be" (feat. Bebe Rexha), and "May We All" (feat. Tim McGraw).
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