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Hopkinsville Police K-9 Team Participates in K-9 Olympics

german shepherd 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (9/10/13) – The Hopkinsville Police Department K-9 team recently competed in the 13th Annual “American Working Dog K-9 Olympics” held in Denver, Indiana.
 
There were over one hundred K-9 teams representing 14 states, 4 countries and the military competing in events such as narcotic detection, tracking, obstacle course, building searches and control/obedience during the four day long competitions.
 
Representing the Hopkinsville Police Department in this year’s event was K-9 Officer Todd DeArmond with his partner, “Bokito”, K-9 Officer Tyler DeArmond with his Partner “Diesel”, K-9 Officer Federico Rodriguez with his partner “Enzo” and K-9 Officer Bill Beaird with his partner “Spike.”
 
The HPD K-9 Units took 10th place in “Team Overall Narcotics Search.”
 
K-9 Officer Todd DeArmond and Bokito took first place in residential narcotics search. K-9 Officer Tyler DeArmond and Diesel took second place in individual building search. HPD K-9 team members also placed in the top 10 in various other events held at the competition.
 
Whether locating a large amount of narcotics in a vehicle, tracking and apprehending a suspect or searching for a missing child, these Police K-9 units will remain an invaluable part in the Hopkinsville Police Department’s obligation and mission to keep the community safe.
 
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Information provided by Paul Ray (Hopkinsville Police Department)

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