SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program Receives Gift
RELEASE NUMBER: 2014-NR-051
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
Sheriff Dave Wedding announced today that the Sheriff’s Office K-9 program has received a monetary donation from a local community member. The donor (who wished to remain anonymous) presented Sheriff Wedding with a check for $8,000 and requested that the money be used specifically in support of our K-9 program.
Sheriff Wedding explained, “The timing of this donation could not be better. Our current narcotics detector dog ‘Hunter’ needs to be retired from service for health-related reasons. This donation will allow us to quickly replace the vacancy in our program.”
Sheriff Wedding explained that the Sheriff’s Office does not actively solicit donations, but certainly welcomed this unexpected gift. Sheriff Wedding, who is a former K-9 handler himself, described the donor as “A longtime enthusiast of police K-9’s.” The Sheriff added, “We are grateful for her generosity and support.” The K-9 program represents a significant expense to our operational budget. K-9’s require veterinarian care, food, accommodations, vehicle outfitting and specialized equipment.
The Sheriff’s Office currently maintains three (3) K-9’s on motor patrol, which are all cross-trained in criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. An additional K-9 is assigned to the Joint Narcotics Task Force as a narcotics detector.
Pictured: Sheriff Dave Wedding and K9 “Bosko”