April 13, 2005
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Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit brought home several honors from the
US Police Canine Association Region One Field Trials.
In the 4-man team competition, the Okaloosa County entry finished in first place overall. The team consisted of Sergeant Bob Dudley and “Rocky”, Deputy Kristin Pond and “Laser”, Deputy Ron Kimble and “Valko”, and Deputy Steve Weyer and “Kody.”
three Okaloosa dogs ranked in the top-10 after four days of competition. Deputy
Steve Weyer and “Kody” finished the trials ranked fourth overall; Deputy
Kristin Pond and “Laser” finished sixth overall; and Sergeant Bob Dudley and
“Rocky” finished tenth overall.
addition, Weyer finished third in the “Agility” category and fifth in the
“Obedience” category. Kimble received the prestigious “Terry Schomberg
Award” for good sportsmanship and finished fifth in the “Search” category.
Pond finished fourth in the “Search” category.
The Field Trials, held in Pensacola April 4 – 7, feature competitions in the areas of Article Search, Apprehension, Agility, and Obedience. All five members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, including Deputy Tim Patterson and “Flash”, satisfactorily completed certification trials.
left to right: Deputy Tim Patterson and "Flash", Deputy
Ron Kimble and "Valko", Deputy Steve Weyer and "Kody",
Sergeant Bob Dudley and "Rocky", and Deputy Kristin Pond and
for more information contact Nicole Wagner, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
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