HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has three new canine units joining its ranks.
Officers announced Friday the newly acquired canines were donated by the Matt Haverkamp Foundation.
The non-profit is named for Matt Haverkamp who was a founder of the Golf Manor Police Department's canine unit. He passed away in 2005 from injuries he sustained in a car accident. The Matt Haverkamp Foundation is dedicated to help purchase and train canines for law enforcement agencies in the greater Cincinnati area.
The Matt Haverkamp Foundation has donated a total of nine canines to the HCSO. Seven canines are still active, and two are retired.