According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office after conducting a lot of research regarding the benefits and feasibility they announced The Sheriff’s Office will be starting a Patrol K-9 Program. According to Lt. Carey there are many benefits of a Patrol K-9 Program but the biggest is deputy and public safety. He said they have had many situations where a patrol dog could have helped capture a dangerous suspect that otherwise wouldn’t have been captured. There have also been many situations where a dangerous suspect was captured but with a substantial risk to the deputies.
Deputy Jeremy Gautney has been selected to be the K-9 handler. He left Friday for Riverside California to get his new K9 partner and attend Adlerhorst International K-9 training for the next six weeks. Deputy Gautney will be posting updates, pictures and video regularly to The Sheriff’s office Facebook page during his training, as well as explaining the K-9 Program in more detail. Soon Deputy Gautney should be able to introduce the public to the Sheriff’s Office’s newest member K-9.
Info and photo by LCSO