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Media Event:


Date:                Thursday, July 12, 2012      

Time:            10:00 a.m.     

Location:            Courthouse Rotunda

Event:              K-9 Graduation


     Allen County Sheriff’s Department Master K-9 Trainer, Robert L. Compton, Captain Shawn Lawhorn and Chief David Gladieux will present certificates to six graduating K-9 academy officers and their partners on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in the Allen County Courthouse Rotunda.


     The class has recently undergone 14-weeks of intense training and is certified in the areas of: Obedience Control, Evidence Search, Area Search, Building Search, Tracking and the Detection of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Ecstasy. 




     The following officers have completed the 14 week K-9 academy:


Officer Eddie Helmert and K-9 Bomber (Mountain Home, Arkansas Police Department)


Officer Michael W. Lally and K-9 Boomer (Dayton, Ohio Police Department)


Sergeant Larry Balliet and K-9 Gage (Garrett, Indiana Police Department)


Deputy Marshal Eric Lawson and K-9 Major (Avilla, Indiana Police Department)


Deputy Nathaniel G. Birch and K-9 Hawk (North Manchester, Indiana Police Department)


Officer Ingrid Herriott and K-9 Thor (Allen County Police Department)








CONTACT:     Corporal Jeremy Tinkel

                        Public Information Officer

                        Allen County Sheriff’s Department                   

260-449-7294 / 260-615-6715