Sheriff’s K-9s earn awards at Stockton K-9 Trials

Monday, April 4, 2005 3:30 PM

For Immediate Release:

The Sutter County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit won awards at the recent Stockton (CA) Law Enforcement K-9 Trials held this past Saturday (4-2-05). The competition consisted of 27 K-9 teams from throughout Northern California who were judged on their performance in agility, obedience, search and protection scenarios.

Deputy Mike Gwinnup and his K-9 partner “Dexter” brought home the second place trophy in the protection competition and the fifth place overall trophy for their performance against the other teams in all scenarios.

Deputy Mike Slayton and his K-9 partner “Champ” received the “Agitator’s Award” for the best performance by a K-9 in the bite phase of the protection competition. The Agitator’s Award is voted on by the protection scenario agitators who act as the suspects during the competition

The Sutter County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit has been in existence for over 35 years and is one of the oldest continuous law enforcement K-9 Units in Northern California.

Contact Person:

Jim Denney, Sheriff-Coroner, (530) 822-7312

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