SIDNEY — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office welcomed its newest K-9 officer for his first day of patrol this week.
A press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office states Deputy Rod Robbins’s first day of patrol with his new K-9 partner, Yago, was Wednesday, Nov. 21.
The Sheriff’s Office purchased Yago, the 18-month-old Shepherd from Von der Haus Gill German Shepherds & Police K-9 Academy for $7,300.
Robbins has been a K-9 officer for 13 years and recently completed four weeks of training with Yago. The team, Robbins and Yago, certified in the police K-9 patrol and narcotics detection on Tuesday, Nov. 20, as prescribed by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, the release said. Yago is a multipurpose dog, trained in the apprehension of subjects, tracking, and article search and narcotics detection.
Robbins and Yago joins the Sheriff’s Office’s other K-9 team of Deputy Frank Bleigh and Colt in patrolling Shelby County.