Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hendry Sheriff Adds K9 To Staff

Donated K9 Adds Extra Capabilites To Sheriff's Office

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry Sheriff Steve Whidden would like to introduce its newest member of the Sheriff's Office K9, "Lucky". Lucky is an 11 month old Black & Tan/Walker Hound mix that has been trained solely on tracking humans.  Lucky was trained and donated to Sheriff Whidden by LaBelle resident David White.

Photo: Sheriff Whidden, Lucky, and David White

Sheriff Whidden had expressed to Mr. White approximately one year ago, that a tracking specific dog would help save lives by locating missing children, Alzheimer�s patients, victims of crimes and criminals themselves.   Mr. White took this expression from the Sheriff to heart and began to train Lucky on tracking people at an early age. 

Although White has no formal experience in this area, he is very familiar with training dogs in other areas.   Sheriff Whidden stated that he is very impressed with Lucky's abilities, especially for being so young.  Lucky started his formal training with the Sheriff's office last week and has been successful on every training track. Sheriff Whidden said he is very grateful to Mr. White for the time and effort put into training Lucky and is excited to put Lucky to work saving lives in Hendry county.

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