Eagle County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new K-9 to the team
EAGLE COUNTY — K-9 Echo, an 11-month-old German shepard, has officially joined the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office team.
Echo and her partner, master deputy Rebecca Anderson, have just completed certification as a Police Service Dog team by the USPCA to the standard for the state of Colorado.
Echo’s disciplines include:
Narcotics detection (heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and psilocybin mushrooms)
Tracking (examples: searching for missing children or at-risk/elderly adults, as well as suspects of crimes)
Evidence/article search (area searches for items with human odor which may have been discarded by subjects)
K-9 Echo is the ninth K-9 to work with Eagle County Sheriff’s Office team and the only active K-9 currently.
“We are very proud of the high level of drive and success exhibited during training and certification that was shown by both deputy Anderson and Echo,” said Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek. “Our new K-9 Echo is a welcome addition to our office and I am confident that the team will be a huge benefit to the community.”
The community can follow Echo on Twitter @K9Echo1.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.