For Immediate Release
April 20, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
TEAM EARNS AWARDS IN STATE CERTIFICATION TRIALS
Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris announces high marks once again for
members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Four deputies and
their police dogs took part in the U.S. Police K-9 Association’s Region One
Certification Trials April 10th – 14th in
Sergeant Bob Dudley and K-9 “Rocky” earned sixth place overall in the
competition. The pair also took second place in criminal apprehension.
Deputy Ron Kimble and K-9 “Joker”, a new dog, placed 15th
Deputy Tim Patterson and K-9 “Flash” came in 19th.
Deputy Jim Duval and new K-9 “Tyson” earned third place in the agility
As a team, the four deputies and their police dogs netted the second highest
score in the competition.
K-9’s must be certified annually.
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