Police K-9s Take A Bite Out Of Competition
By Mike Perleberg
Lawrenceburg Police Officer Jacob Jump and K-9 partner Abram in action at the Midway K-9 Academy Competition. Photo via Lawrenceburg Police Department.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Southeast Indiana has some police dogs that are pretty good at sniffing out crime.
K-9 teams from Indiana State Police as well as police departments from Lawrenceburg, Aurora, and Dillsboro participated in the Midway K-9 Academy Competition in Sparta, Tennessee March 28 through 31. Over four days, the dogs and their handlers competed against in close to real life scenarios which consisted of narcotics searches, vehicle pursuits, tracking, and building and area searches.
“These handlers and K-9s competed against other handlers and K-9s from five different states and represented southeast Indiana in a professional yet competitive manner,” says Lawrenceburg Chief of Police Don Combs.
Lawrenceburg’s three K-9 teams each earned a first place finish. Officer Jacob Jump and dog Abram were first in “patrol”. Roger Houston and partner Siri were first in “hard/fast dog”. Troy Cochran and Kilo were first in “narcotics timed event”.
From the Dillsboro Police Department, Officer Josh Cady and K-9 partner Chevy earned first in “narcotics detection”. Indiana State Police Trooper Chris Richey and Rayner were third in that category.
LPD thanks the Lawrenceburg Board of Works and Lawrenceburg City Council for their support of the K-9 unit.
Dillsboro Police Officer Josh Cady and K-9 Chevy were first in “narcotics detection”. Photo courtesy Dillsboro Police Department.