The Polk County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit participated in the United States Police Canine Association National K-9 Field Trials held in Punta Gorda, Florida, this week. The Polk County Sheriff's Office unit placed third overall in the week long event.
The unit members representing the Sheriff's Office include Deputy Sheriff Herb Bennet and K-9 Cezar, Deputy Sheriff Jim Bryan and K-9 Ruger, Deputy Sheriff Tonya Bussiere and K-9 Maros and Deputy Sheriff Matt Williams and K-9 Rocky.
Law enforcement canine teams from throughout the United States participated in the trial.
The following team members received awards for their individual
For more information about the Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, or to attend a K-9 training, please call Sgt. Steve Pry at (863) 534-0980.
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