The Johnson County Sheriff has a new drug-sniffing dog on the job, replacing one dog that was retired due to an injury. Aaron Palmer in Buffalo has more.
Sergeant Bill Gallant has been working with these dogs for a number of years, and has grown fond of them to say the least.
“Diana” is the newest dog to join the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.
She has been on the job since November 21st, after she and Gallant spent six weeks learning to work with each other at training facilities down south.
Diana is a smaller German Shepherd, but her job doesn't require a lot of size, just training it what to look for. She replaces a rather large dog by the name of “Casper” who was retired earlier this year because of a slipped disc in his back that made it impossible for him to work. He is now retired and living with Gallant at this home.
Retirement, Gallant said, isn't Casper's idea of fun.
But like his fellow human retirees, he should eventually adjust to retired life
When asked if a drug-sniffing dog was necessary in Johnson County, Gallant said, "yes."
Gallant and Diana have only been back at work a couple of weeks, but will continue to work together and get to know each other as they grow into an actual team of law enforcement officers.
From the Johnson County News Desk, I'm Aaron Palmer with sheridanmedia.com news.