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New K-9

Posted on 14th November 2017 at 09:00

The newest Sheriff’s Deputy to go on the line was introduced yesterday, ready to get all four feet on the ground and running. “Icarus” was introduced to the public yesterday, along with his handler, Deputy Brady Spaulding. Icarus is two-and-a-half years old, and he’s a German Shepherd that originally came from the Czech Republic. Supported by donations from the local community, the Sheriff’s Office purchased Icarus on June 8th of this year, from Adlerhorst International in Riverside, California. Deputy Spaulding and a master K-9 handler from Pierce County went to California and evaluated 15 different dogs before they chose Icarus. Since then, Deputy Spaulding and Icarus went through more than 400 hours of training, and both are now certified as a Patrol K-9 Team. Spaulding and Icarus are now available to assist police agencies throughout the region; Sheriff Mark Nelson says that they’re “thrilled” to have Icarus and Spaulding on board, ready to help the citizens of Cowlitz County. Nelson also has high praise for the Kelso-Longview Kiwanis and others who helped raise the funds to bring Icarus to this area.