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Posted on: March 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Office Adding Two New Canines to Canine Unit, Youth’s Assistance Needed to Name New Dogs

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Sheriff John D. Idleburg is pleased to announce the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will be adding two new canines to the sheriff’s canine unit.

The sheriff’s office is in the final process of selecting the newest canines, which will be male German Shepherd’s between the ages of 18 and 24 months.  

Lake County Sheriff’s Canines Boomer, Dax, Duke, Danno, Ryker and their handlers have a proven track record of success for the Lake County community.  They have been responsible for locating hundreds of missing people, fleeing suspects, numerous discarded firearms or other evidence, and hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg is asking for Lake County’s youth to help us name our two newest canine partners.  Lake County youth currently in kindergarten through senior year of high school are invited to participate.

Sheriff John D. Idleburg said, “Canines Dax, Danno, and Duke were all named by our community’s youth, and I am excited to again invite our youth to cast their votes to name our two newest canines.  As the residents of Lake County know, our canine teams have a proven record of success, and I am incredibly proud of the many lives they have saved.  This is precisely why I feel it is important to add two new canines to our canine unit.”

The rules of the naming process are as follows:

    Public, private, and homeschooled students are invited to participate

    Children must have the permission of their teacher/school and/or parent/guardian

    Children must be sponsored by their teacher or parent/guardian

    Children must be currently enrolled (or homeschooled) in grades K-12

    One entry per student is allowed, per dog (two entries total)

    All of the information on the form is required for vote to be counted

    The winning name will be selected by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office

o    Students who selected the winning name will be invited to participate in the new canine’s swearing-in ceremony

    Name submissions are due by 12:00 p.m., March 25, 2022

Link for participating in the naming:  https://bit.ly/3pva9aD

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