Last week, members of the Utah County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit participated in the 22nd annual Las Vegas Police K-9 Trials. Our team competed in several events including building search, area search, tactical obedience, agility and handler protection against K-9 handlers from around the country including NYPD, Michigan, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, the ATF, and Federal Officers from Mexico. Approximately forty-eight teams participated.
This event provides training and the ability to test our handlers and K-9's in order to see how we do compared to others.
We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Deputy Brett Lawrenson was awarded the Top Dog Award. This award goes to the patrol dog team that has the highest overall average score from all categories. Deputy Lawrenson placed 2nd in two events and 3rd in another giving him the overall top award. This is an impressive accomplishment and he represents one of the top handlers in the Country.
The entire Sheriff's Office K-9 unit continues to train and work hard to further their skills to protect our communities by finding drugs, apprehending felony suspects and protecting other law enforcement personnel. The K-9's are an invaluable tool to our County.
Deputy Brett Lawrenson accepts 2012 K9 Top Dog Award from Siegfried & Roy