K9 Edo is a 2 ½ year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepard Hybrid assigned to Officer William Harrison at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida. Officer Harrison has been a K9 Handler with the Unit since November 2013. K9 Edo was purchased by the Sanford Police Department from Southern Coast Kennels located in New Smyrna Beach, FL in 2013. K9 Edo has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection. In his off duty time, K9 Edo loves to watch his handler do yard work while he lounges by the pool with his favorite toys. K9 Edo also loves spending time with his two brothers; a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Ale and his most favorite buddy Bagel the cat. K9 Edo has a strong dislike for felony suspects who attempt hide or to flee from the law. Just like his handler, K9 Edo knows when to flip the switch, the sweet K9 Edo who lets the cat show him who is boss at the house turns into an outstanding Patrol K9 when the time presents itself. His body gets tense, his ears go up, and there is only one mission on his mind. When the sound of the patrol car starts up, that is K9 Edo’s favorite part of the day because he knows its work time and he truly loves his job.
K9 Aramis is a 6 ½ year old German Shepherd assigned to Officer Hector Rosado at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida. Officer Rosado has been a K9 Handler with the unit since November 2013. K9 Aramis was purchased by Sanford Police from Kreative Kennels located in Turlock, CA in 2009 when he began his formal training. K9 Aramis has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection. In his off duty time, K9 Aramis likes to play with his family at home consisting of his handler and female members of the family including a female Shih-Tzu. Perhaps this might be the reason he likes to flirt so much with the ladies. He receives his medical attention from a female Veterinarian and he likes attention from the Police Chief’s Assistant, she adores him and he knows it! Most importantly, he loves being pampered and attended by mom and the girls at home. Females are definitely his weak point, whereas males are a different story. He has a strong dislike for suspects who are intent on assault, escape, or evasion. His whole body changes; his ears go up and his chest comes out. Work is his adrenaline and he truly loves every minute of it.
New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.
The Blue Alert Foundation Raises Funds for these Vests through its Web Site: Vest Donations
This is the 4th and 5th K9 Vests Donated through the Foundation's Vest Program.
We are are now Working to Raise Funds to Vest K9 "Charlie K" of the New Port Richey Florida Police Department.
K9 "Charlie K" is Named after Fallen Tarpon Springs Florida Officer, Charles R. Kondek Jr. E.O.W. 12-21-2014
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