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Marion County Sheriff’s Office seeking help in naming new canine

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is asking for the public’s support in naming one of its newest members.

The sheriff’s office wrote this message on Facebook:

“We are thrilled to announce the newest members of our esteemed K-9 Unit – two incredible yellow Labrador Retrievers! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, these canines are ready to take on a vital role in enhancing security within the Marion County Jail. The primary mission of our two Labrador Retrievers is to detect and locate illegal contraband within the jail premises. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to creating a safe and secure environment for both our dedicated staff and inmates.

Today is the beginning of K-9 School for our newly acquired canines! They will undergo intensive training alongside their experienced handlers, Detention Corporal Zach Welch and Detention Deputy Richard Nelson. These dedicated members of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will ensure that our K-9s are equipped with the skills needed to identify and alert handlers to the presence of illegal contraband.

Our generous donors have named one of the canine’s “Chief” and want YOU, our Facebook community, to be a part of this special moment. We invite you to help us name the second K-9. Share your creative suggestions in the comments section of this post.”

The deadline to submit a name is Wednesday, Jan. 10.

If you’re interested in submitting a name suggestion, the Facebook post can be found here.