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Sheriff Adds New K-9 to Force

(Bel Air, Md. – September 13, 2006) — Harford County Sheriff R. Thomas Golding has announced the addition of a new K-9 to the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit. Deputy First Class Jeremy D. Mothershed graduated September 1, 2006 with his new partner K-9 Kacey. K-9 Kacey and DFC Mothershed completed six months of intensive training with the New Castle County, Delaware Police K-9 Unit.

K-9 Kacey replaces K-9 Niko who retired from active service with the Sheriff’s Office in May of this year, after two and one-half years of service. K-9 Niko was put down in August due to health problems.

K-9 Kacey is an 18 month old German shepherd and was imported from the Czech Republic.

DFC Mothershed is a nine year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and is currently assigned to the Northern Precinct. He has been a certified K-9 handler for the past three years.

K-9 Kacey is the first female police dog trained and placed in service with the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Commenting on the addition of K-9 Kacey, Sheriff Golding stated, “We congratulate DFC Mothershed and K-9 Kacey for their successful completion of the New Castle County Police K-9 program, and look forward to them bringing their unique skills to the streets of Harford County.”

Press Release

September 13, 2006

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