December 27, 2005
Douglas County's police dog, Gero, has stood guard outside Last Call, 729 N.H., according to club owner Dennis Steffes, pictured last week outside the bar. The dog was brought in this summer after a series of problems related to the club's patrons. Steffes said he had a good relationship with police but that he was upset enough about the dog's presence to ask for a meeting with Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin. "I said, 'If I don't sue you, someone else will,'" Steffes said. "That looked real bad, and it can't happen again."