Walton Co. Sheriff's Office

WCSO K9 DEPUTY POND & K9 “KAYNE” EARN TOP DOG

TEAM HAS EXCELLENT SHOWING AT USPCA REGION 1 K9 TRIALS

 For Immediate Release

March 3, 2017

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLA— K9 Handlers with Walton County Sheriff’s Office brought home some serious hardware from the USPCA Region 1 K9 Trials held this week in Santa Rosa County, Florida including Top Dog honors in narcotics for K9 Deputy Kristin Pond and her K9 “Kayne”.

The team had an excellent showing earning four 1st place finishes, three 2nd place finishes, and three 3rd place finishes. The K9’s were tested during indoor and outdoor exercises for narcotics detection. In addition, Deputy Kristin Pond and K9 “Kayne” brought home four quarterly awards for narcotics cases in 2016.

Awards are as follows:

Kristin Pond/K9 Kayne

Chris Whatmough/K9 Faro

Nick Bearden/K9 Duko

Steven Tector/K9 Drago

Pond’s Top Dog honors qualifies her and K9 Kayne to compete in the USPCA Nationals in Raleigh, North Carolina April 2nd through April 5th.