December 10, 2001
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or
Association of Realtors Donates Two K-9s to Sheriff's Office
The Polk County
Sheriff's Office has purchased two K-9s for use in explosives detection
and patrol work thanks to a donation by the Lakeland Association of
Two German Shepherds - "Relo" and "Alex" - have joined the Sheriff's
Office K-9 Unit, and will be working with handlers Sgt. Cecil Lott and
Sgt. Howard Martin. The canine pair will be trained in explosives
detection and patrol work. Their training should be complete by the
first of next year.
A $5,000 donation from the Lakeland Association of Realtors made the
purchase of the two canines possible. The Association raised the money
during a fundraiser held in October. A plaque and presentation ceremony
will be held at a later date.
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