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Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Swears in K9 Sirius

For the first time in almost 25 years, the Floyd County Sheriff’s K9 program has officially returned.

After about five weeks of training, K9 Deputy Sirius was sworn in on Wednesday by Lieutenant Travis Bartz.  Sirius will now be out on patrol in Floyd County alongside his handler, Deputy Luke Chatfield. 

In recent years, Floyd County has had to borrow K9s from the Mitchell and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Offices, but in July, the department announced that the time had come to have its own K9 program again in Floyd County.

Like most sheriff’s departments, the Floyd County Sheriff’s K9 program will be donation-driven. Initial start up costs were estimated at $30,000.

**Floyd Co Sheriff’s Office pic above

Mark Pitz

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

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