SHREVEPORT, La. - Caddo Sheriff’s K-9s are sporting some new gear thanks to donations from two local businesses, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
Bossier City veterinarian Dr. Ashley Turner and PetStar Animal Care donated five nylon and leather adjustable collars with embroidered law enforcement ID panels. Randy Nash and Rafe Jordan of Teeco Safety in Shreveport donated five silver Sheriff’s K-9 badges with cases to attach to the collars.
The total value of the two donations is $1,220.
“The K-9 Unit is essential to the operations of the Caddo Sheriff’s Office,” the Sheriff said.
“They can find evidence and go places that just aren’t possible for their human partners. I think our local community recognizes their uniqueness and value and has always shown a great deal of support to this unit. We’re very grateful to Dr. Turner, Teeco, and everyone who has donated to our K-9s, which helps keep them on the streets.”
The Caddo Sheriff’s K-9 Unit was formed in 1983. There are currently five K-9 teams: Deputy Brock Bonds and Loki, Deputy Bryant Mendolia and Nero, Cpl. Mark McLaughlin and Spike, Senior Deputy Justin Dunn and Samos, and Senior Deputy Magalene Boykin and Rougie.