LANCASTER (WKOW) --- The Grant County Sheriff tells 27 News that they euthanized their K9 A-Rod Tuesday morning after a safety concern.
Here is the release from Grant County.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office unfortunately announces that K9 A-Rod was euthanized earlier this morning. This past weekend, K9 A-Rod, caused a significant injury to his handler and after careful consideration of a multitude of factors, the Sheriff and Chief Deputy made the decision to euthanize “A-Rod” for the safety of the handler, his family and the community.
“A-Rod was a very productive K9 for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, not only with several significant drug seizures during his time working for the Sheriff’s Office, but several search and rescue operations as well,” stated Sheriff Nate Dreckman. “It is very unfortunate that we had to make this difficult decision, but after consulting with several professionals regarding this incident, as well as other recent behaviors, we determined this was the only course of action that could be taken to ensure the safety of the handler, his family and the community.”
The members of the Grant County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank A-Rod for his 3 ½ years of service to the citizens of Grant County.