The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department K-9s and their handlers last week went to Morristown, Tenn. for re-certification and training.
Deputy Larry McKelvey and K-9 Yoshi, Deputy Jennifer Curbow and K-9 Max, and Sgt. David Grosch and K-9 Jarka received re-certification in narcotics, patrol dog level 2, which includes tracking, trailing and obedience, among other things.
The training lasted a week and included the Iron Dog competition that Max and Yoshi competed in. The Iron Dog competition challenges dogs in a course of rugged terrain and obstacles.
Sheriff Steve Graves said he was pleased with the work the three handlers have put in to be re-certified. He added he is proud that the deputies and their dogs are part of the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department staff.