Voting underway for Hero Dog Awards

Harris County Sheriff Office deputy David Thomas is pulled by his German Shepherd Boomer as he walks to his vehicle after a training session, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Houston. ( Nick de la Torre / Chronicle )

Two Harris County police dogs have been nominated for the American Humane Society’s Hero Dogs Awards, and they need your votes:

Boomer, a German shepherd partnered with Deputy David Thomas, has worked for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office since April 2011. During his career, he’s taken more than $6 million worth of drugs off the street – and assisted in the arrest of 26 suspects. Those suspects were accused of narcotics possession, burglary, evading arrest and aggravated robbery. Tommy, a German shepherd partnered with Deputy Jason Bullock, has worked for the sheriff’s office since January 2012. In that short time, he has assisted in the arrests of 36 suspects, uncovered a crime scene, taken hundreds of pounds of drugs off the street, confiscated 10 firearms and found an old man who was lost.



Read more about them under the law enforcement category at Voting ends July 30. Individuals may cast a ballot for one dog per category per day.


This article is from the Houston Chronicle and was written by Claudia Feldman. Photo supplied by Nick De La Torre.