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HCSO K-9 deputies competing for national Hero Dog Award 2013

July 12, 2013

It may be the dog days of summer in Houston, but not so for Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) K-9 deputies Boomer and Tommy. These hard-working, elite canine officers, who are available 24/7 for duty, have been nominated for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2013. Winners are decided by public voting held online now through July 30.

K-9 officers arrive at HCSO trained in handler protection, but then go through a rigorous 14-week HCSO training course with their handler to learn tracking, scouting, building searches, vehicle stops, and drug or bomb training. Most law enforcement K-9s are German Shepherds or Belgian Malinois, cost $12,000 and retire after 5-8 years of service. K-9 Boomer and K-9 Tommy are black German Shepherds who take a bite out of crime every day with a proven record of finding drugs, explosives, and bad guys on the run. In almost two years with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Boomer has helped take more than $6 million worth of illegal drugs off the streets and assisted in the arrest of 26 suspects accused in crimes involving narcotics, evading arrest and/or burglary. K-9 Tommy, a new addition and rising star on the HSCO team, has aided in cornering 36 suspects, found an elderly missing man and located important evidence in a sexual assault case.

A total of 15 dogs are competition finalists in the Law Enforcement/Arson category, with HCSO K-9 deputies Boomer and Tommy the only representatives from Texas. Harris County residents are encouraged to vote online daily for Texas’ “Top Dogs” atwww.herodogawards.org/contestants or athttp://www.harriscountyso.org/community_engagement.aspx.

​Source: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/memorial/news/hcso-k–deputies-competing-for-national-hero-dog-award/article_a4647146-2abd-587f-b103-52688fab1d38.html

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013 Obstacle Course Results

1

Brian Wullweber and

K9 Brix

12:39:27

2

Josh Ridings and

K9 Partner

15:21:00

3

Shawn Brown and

K9 Bret

16:03:12

4

Clayton Marshall and

K9 Ron

16:28:00

5

Daniel Kerrigan and

K9 Bailey

18:43:00

6

James Glaze and

K9 Cir

18:53:00

7

Jason Denham and

K9 Sjors

19:16:28

8

Tyson Sutton and

K9 Rosco

19:26:25

9

George Love and

K9 Gerard

20:05:15

10

Scott Collins and

K9 Partner

20:21:18

11

Clayton Weikel and

K9 Rohdy

21:01:00

12

Jason Prince and

K9 Duce

21:19:34

13

Eric Newman and

K9 Bear

21:50:00

14

Dennis Shadden and

K9 Ronnie

22:27:03

15

Gary Laws and

K9 Baron

23:25:00

16

Alex Chapa and

K9 Rocco

23:59:00

17

Kenneth Taylor and

K9 Xsara

26:05:09

18

John Walker and

K9 Gorbi

27:09:35

19

David Everton and

K9 Ranger

27:12:35

20

Chance Davis and

K9 Iris

31:14:28

 

CCV Rutland students collect over $2,000 for K9 vest initiative

May 02, 2013

RUTLAND, VT – Earlier this year students in Rosalie Fox’s Introduction to Sociology course at the Community College of Vermont’s Rutland academic center partnered with the Vermont Police Canine Association on a service learning project to raise funds for the purchase of protective vests for Vermont police dogs. Students will present Bob Ryan, treasurer of the Vermont Police Canine Association, with a check for the money raised to date at 10:00 A.M. on May 2, in a ceremony being held at CCV Rutland. Donations will continue to be accepted until Memorial Day.

Over the course of the month-long In”vest” in K9’s Best project, students from two additional CCV Rutland classes – Fox’s Dimensions of Freedom course, and Duane Tompkins’s Introduction to Criminology class — became involved in the initiative. Fundraising events such as a benefit breakfast hosted by Genesis healthcare, a raffle for a donated, dog-print quilt, and significant contributions from community businesses such as Rutland Regional Medical Center and Wagatha’s Organic Dog Biscuits helped propel total donations to an amount exceeding that of the cost of a single canine vest, typically averaging around $1,200.

According to Fox, the money raised will be used to purchase a vest for a Vermont K9. Excess funds, Fox said, have been earmarked for the purchase of a new canine for Rutland City or training for the city’s current K9s.

Attending the event on Thursday will be CCV students, instructors and senior-level administrators, Rutland Mayor Chris Louras, and representatives from Rutland City Police, Vermont Police Canine Association, Genesis Healthcare, and other community supporters of the project.

http://vtdigger.org/2013/05/02/ccv-rutland-students-collect-over-2000-for-k9-vest-initiative/