For Immediate Release
April 17, 2009
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OCSO K-9 HANDLERS PLACE IN REGIONAL CERTIFICATION TRIALS
The traditional success of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit continues. The unit joined eighty teams from across the Southeast in the Regions One and Twenty-two certification trials in Valdosta Georgia March 30th through April 3rd.
The team took fifth place overall in the four-man teams category.
Individually, Deputy Jim Duval and K-9 "Tyson" scored 16th, Deputy Steve Weyer and K-9 "Septon" took 17th place and Sgt. Bob Dudley and K-9 "Ruger" came in 18th overall.
The teams are evaluated in search work, apprehension, agility, and obedience.
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