Deputy Daron Rhoads and Deputy K9 Kaiser (Photo provided by Butler County Sheriff's Office)
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones welcomed a new K9 officers to the Sheriff's Office Friday.
Officials welcomed 3-year-old Belgian Malinois Deputy Kaiser. Deputy Kaiser will be assigned to his handler, Deputy Daron Rhoads.
Deputy Rhoads' previous partner, K9 Deputy Falco, was euthanized in December of 2014 due to medical conditions, Sheriff Jones said.
According to Sheriff Jones, K9 Deputy Kaiser will be trained in narcotics detection, tracking and apprehension of individuals. The K9 handlers train with their partners at least once a month to keep them fresh in their skills.
Deputy Rhoads leaves Sunday with Deputy Kaiser for six weeks of training in Indiana and will graduate May 15.