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Weld K9 handlers recognized by Colorado Air National Guard

Posted on 02/24/2020

Three Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies were recently recognized by the Colorado Air National Guard for demonstrating K9 techniques during a State Partnership Program event with representatives from Saudi Arabia and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Through the State Partnership Program, the Colorado National Guard conducts military-to-military engagements in support of defense security goals but also leverages whole-of-society relationships and capabilities to facilitate broader inter-agency and corollary engagements spanning military, government, economic and social spheres, according to the Colorado National Guard website.

On June 25, 2019, the Weld County K9 team assisted the Colorado Air National Guard with a demonstration of their capabilities at the Greeley Air National Guard Station. During that demonstration event, deputy Grady Nicholson and K9 Rok, deputy Ben Rexroad and K9 Ringo, and deputy Gretchen Meyers provided an overview of the capabilities of the K9 unit, including narcotics detection and suspect apprehension.

“Their skill, experience, and demonstration was impressive showing the overall professionalism of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office,” stated a letter of appreciation that was recently presented to the deputies. “We are grateful for the support and look forward to any future coordination/training between our organizations.”

(Pictured in the photo from left to right are deputy Grady Nicholson and Rok, deputy Gretchen Meyers, and deputy Ben Rexroad and Ringo.)