K-9 Unit Replacement; Public Help Requested as Long Time Police Dog Retires

Dubois County (NNDC):

(Press release by Dubois County Sheriff’s Office)

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office would first like to say thank you to everyone in our community for their continued support.  We are continually striving to meet the needs of our citizens and provide professional services for our community.  In our last news release we spoke about the retirement of K9 Judge and the new appointment of Deputy Clint Gogel to the K9 program. 

Continuing forward we are announcing the retirement of K9 Karma.  K9 Karma has been with the Sheriff Office since 2014.  Karma who is a 9-year-old German Shepard, was assigned to Deputy Jesus Monarrez after their graduation/certification from Alfa Canine Training in 2014. Deputy Monarrez was recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is now the Sheriff Office Detective.  K9 Karma will be retiring to a simpler life of playing and chew toys finishing our her years as a family pet with Detective Monarrez.

In their years of service to the Sheriff Office K9 Karma, and K9 Judge were involved in over 500 Deployments, recovering Thousands of Dollars of Drug money, countless syringes/pipes/paraphernalia, over 12 lbs of Marijuana, multiple illegal Handguns, over 4lbs of Methamphetamine, multiple tracked suspects, over 2lbs of Synthetic drugs, cocaine, over 2 lbs of heroin, prescription medications, and 5 meth labs.  The Sheriff Office K9’s have been involved in countless traffic stops and details assisting other law enforcement agencies in Dubois County. 

With the ever-increasing presence and use of drugs in our community, as well as violence and property crimes, the Sheriff Office would like to keep the K9 program viable and alive.  A new dual-purpose dog will greatly expand the Sheriff Office capabilities, allowing it to quickly detect controlled substance in places like schools and businesses, as well as vehicles.  The new Sheriff K9 will be used during traffic stops, consent searches, searches related to arrest, as well as searches pursuant to a search warrant.  The K9 will continue to increase the efficiency of the sheriff office.  

Due to county budget constraints, the Sheriff’s Office must seek donations from community members, civic groups, and businesses in order to afford the continuing costs and purchasing of a new K9 and equipment.  All donations will be put towards the purchase and training of the new K9, and to aid the Sheriff’s Office in the fight in illegal drug activity for our community, Dubois County. 

Any and all donations will be helpful in our efforts, please contact Deputy Clint Gogel (812-639-9950) We would like to thank any and all who continue to support this agency, and our community

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