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Floyd County Sheriff’s Office K9 Program Starting Sooner Than Expected

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office first K9 program in almost 25 years is on track to begin sooner than expected. 

When it was announced in July, the department said it could be as late as early 2023 before the K9 program would be up and running. However, Deputy Luke Chatfield, who will be the K9’s handler, says he will be picking up their dog this weekend.

Chatfield says he and Sirius are scheduled to begin four weeks of dual-purpose training on September 5th.

In recent years, Floyd County has had to borrow K9s from the Mitchell and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Offices, but Chatfield says the time has come to have their own.

Like most sheriff’s departments, the Floyd County’s K9 program will be donation-driven. A fundraising effort is underway to help cover initial start up costs estimated at $30,000.

Details on how you can donate can be found on the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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