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EBRSO K-9 teams at the top of the class again

Photo provided by East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 1:00pm

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division received numerous awards and national certifications in narcotics detection this month at the United State Police Canine Association (USPCA) National Detector Dog Certification Trials in Hammond. Out of 35 Narcotics Detector Dog Teams from across the nation, EBRSO’s Cpl. Shannon Graham and his K-9 partner Mylo and Cpl. Jesse Hale and his K-9 partner Jumma finished 1st and 2nd overall on the National Level.

The following is a list of awards the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s K-9 teams won:

Cpl. Shannon Graham / K-9 MYLO

1st Place Overall

1st Place Department Team

1st Place Indoor Search

4th Place Vehicle Search

 

Cpl. Jesse Hale / K-9 JUMMA

2nd Place Overall

1st Place Department Team

2nd Place Indoor Search

3rd Place Vehicle Search

 

In April of this year, EBRSO’s K-9 division also dominated in the USPCA Region 10 field trials held in Covington. In Patrol Dog competition, EBRSO Capt. James Broussard and K-9 partner Indo finished 1st place in Patrol, 1st place Rookie Dog team, 1st place Evidence Search, 2nd place Agility and 3rd place Obedience. They also received the Tom Larson award for the “Top Patrol Dog” in Region 10 trials. This was the first time ever anyone from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received the Tom Larson award in Region 10 trials. EBRSO Dy. Diana Wales and K-9 partner Enzo finished 1st place in Obedience, EBRSO Lt. Steven Whitstine and K-9 partner Kodo finished 3rd place in Agility and EBRSO Cpl. Shannon Graham and K-9 partner Mylo finished 1st place in Indoor search in the Narcotics Division, and received the “Top Narcotics Dog” award in Region 10 trials. EBRSO Cpl. Jesse Hale and K-9 partner Jumma finished 1st place in Outdoor search of vehicles.   

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