Sutter County Sheriff's Office

Sutter County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Wins Recognition in Dog Trials

Monday, May 5, 2008 12:01 AM

For Immediate Release:

Sutter Sheriff’s K-9 "Rudie" and his handler Deputy John DeVries recently won awards in two police dog competitions.

The first trial this year was in Stockton on the 5th of April. Rudie was 3rd in protection and 3rd overall. There were 27 K-9 teams at the Stockton trial. Stockton PD hosting and their dogs team competed along with Sacramento SO and PD. Most of the other teams that competed have department owned dogs.

On the 26th of April in Manteca, Rudie was 2nd overall, 4th in agility, 2nd in the search, 5th in obedience and took the Agitator Choice Award as the hardest hitting dog. In the Manteca trial there were 31 teams competing.

Last year, Rudie ended the season in 8th place in the Western States. There are approximately 11 individual competitions per year. Rudie is a six year old Dutch Sheppard that has been in service since 2005. His handler, Deputy John DeVries has been with the Sutter County Sheriff's Department for six years.

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Dave Samson - Commander
Patrol Division
(530) 822-7307

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