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Ector County Sheriff’s Office, TX has new team member

Ector County, TX has a new Sheriff in town.

The Ector County Sheriff’s Office in Ector County, Texas has a brand new team member. In February, the National Police Dog Foundation donated Ayke, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois. Ayke had already been trained in both criminal apprehension and tracking, thanks to K-9 Services in Edgewood, New Mexico. After joining Ector County, Ayke also underwent training for narcotics detection with his new handler, Lieutenant Richard Dickson.

As of late March, Ayke has been available for full duty, working as a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics K-9. He will be working at the sheriff’s office, both assisting deputies with apprehension and with detecting narcotics. Additionally, his newfound skills will be used to help the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, the West Texas branch of the US Marshal Service.

Lieutenant Dickson explains how Ayke is a very high drive dog “with a strong will about him.” Not only is he quick and agile, but Ayke also “has a full, deep bite with a killing shake.”

Ayke joined the Ector County Sheriff’s Office right when he was needed. He replaced their K-9 Boomer, who, due to a blood parasite, sadly passed away in February. The National Police Dog Foundation’s quick donation of Ayke ensured that the Ector County Sheriff K-9 unit would continue.

The National Police Dog Foundation is proud to ensure that sheriff stations all over the country can continue to thrive. The National Police Dog Foundation looks forward to seeing what kind of positive impact Ayke can make in his new position. In fact, in Lieutenant Dickson’s 34 years of handling police dogs, he’s said how Ayke is already becoming “one of my favorites.”

The purchasing of K-9s is very expensive and most K-9 Units simply do not have sufficient funds. The National Police Dog Foundation is proud to assist law enforcement departments in the cost of the purchasing of K-9s, but we need your help. To donate, please click on the button below and select the Purchasing of K-9s in the dropdown menu on the donation page. The departments and K-9s really need your help.

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