The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has two new K9 officers and they’ve already been out in the field, according to Sheriff Michael Gayer.
The pair, Travis Clark and Ryan Austin plus their K9 partners, recently graduated from a six-week training course and are being called out on a regular basis.
“They deploy the K9s just about on every traffic stop that they’re involved in,” said Sheriff Gayer. “They’ve also been called out by other agencies around us requesting K9 support.”
Sheriff Gayer said the addition of the K9s will help eradicate the circulation and use of drugs in the area.
“We’ve been waiting for this opportunity for some time to get these K9s in order to try to stop some of the drug abuse that’s going on in this county. We hope with the addition of these two K9s that it will certainly make some significant impact on the amount of illegal drugs either going through the county or are being used by those people who live in the county.”
If you know of any possible drug activity in your neighborhood, call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 946-6655 and leave an anonymous tip.