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Muhlenberg Sheriff’s Office Introduces Third Graders to K-9 Unit 


Deputy Terry Vick and Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department Safety Pup, speaking to third graders

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (12/04/2014) – The Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office visited third grade students at Bremen Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in response to a request from the school to come and explain the details of the department’s K-9 Unit.

Sheriff Curtis McGehee stated that the presentation coincided with a story that children had been reading that involved a K-9 Unit and his handler.

Trust, loyalty and partnership were the focus of the event. Deputy Terry Vick, explained the working relationship of The Department’s K-9 Unit, “Manny”, and his handler, Deputy Will Ward. Third graders listened attentively as Vick explained Manny’s skills and duties. The children learned that Manny (the long-haired German shepherd) could be used to track missing persons, find illegal drugs and, if necessary, attack criminals.

Children were also reminded that it is important to make good decisions, even at an early age.

In closing, the children were presented gifts and were able to ask questions about Manny and his work for the department. 

Bremen Elementary Principal, Robbie Davies, taking a bite from Manny while wearing protective sleeve

Information provided by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
Posted by J.L. Graham
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