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Kandy Fatheree, Sheriff

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Kandy Fatheree, Sheriff

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Meet Our K-9 Unit

The Summit County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit currently consists of seven dogs, with our adopted rescue K-9 Dottie in training to be our 8th. 


Piper

K-9 Piper is paired with handler Deputy Cutlip. Piper is a black lab who came to us from a breeder in Wisconcin. She is an explosives detecting K-9 who works at the Akron-Canton Airport, accompanies our Bomb Squad on callouts, and performs sweeps at special events and venues throughout the county.

Piper

Nero

K-9 Nero is paired with Deputy Bowen. Nero is a black German Shepherd bred in Slovakia and trained by Excel K-9 in Hiram, Ohio. He is trained in tracking, article searches, building searches, narcotics detection, apprehension, and more. Nero and Deputy Bowen patrol the City of Green.

Nero

Taro

K-9 Taro is paired with Deputy Gary. Taro is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, and was also bred in Slovakia and trained at Excel K-9 in Hiram, Ohio. Deputy Gary and Taro are assigned to the Summit County Drug Unit, where they conduct special assignments, patrol throughout the county, and assist other agencies with narcotics cases.

Taro

Freddy

K-9 Freddy is paired with Deputy Woodyard. Freddy is a German Shepherd bred in Slovakia, and is trained in gun detection, tracking, article search, apprehension, and more. Freddy and Deputy Woodyard patrol and respond to calls throughout Summit County. 

Freddy

Marlo

K-9 Marlo is paired with Deputy Kemp. He is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from Slovakia, and is trained in tracking, article search, building search, narcotics detection, apprehension, and more. Marlo and Deputy Kemp patrol and respond to calls countywide.

Marlo

Judge

 K-9 Judge is paired with Deputy Monaco. Judge is a German Shepherd trained in explosives detection, apprehension, and tracking, and has won multiple medals in K-9 competitions across the nation. Judge came to us from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office after his handler was promoted. 

Judge

Bolt

K-9 Bolt is paried with Deputy Ruggles. He is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix who came from Excel K-9 in Hiram, Ohio. Bolt is trained in explosives detection and will assist the Bomb Squad.

Bolt

Dottie

K-9 Dottie is making history as the Sheriff's Office's first rescue dog to be adopted and trained to be a K-9. She was adopted from Pawsitive Hope in North Canton by Captain Michelle Wiltrout and she is currently in training to become a narcotics detecting K-9. She is on the forefront of a pioneering approach of adopting and training shelter dogs to become law enforcement K-9s. You can read more about Dottie in this profile from Akron Life Magazine

 

 


 

Dottie

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