For Immediate Release
PR #:1800059
Date Issued:May 15, 2018 - 8:45am

Washoe County Sheriff to introduce new K9 at Saturday's Barks and Badges event

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen plans to introduce the Sheriff’s Office new K9 “Boomer” to the community at noon this Saturday as part of the Washoe County K9 Partners Barks and Badges community event at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

“We were able to acquire Boomer thanks to a generous donation from the community-supported non-profit K9 Partners so it’s only fitting that the community should be first to meet him,” Sheriff Allen said.  

Boomer is the first of his breed to join the Sheriff’s Office. Because of his uniqueness, the K9 team has decided to withhold his breed and any images of Boomer until Saturday’s introduction. All we’re releasing for now is a photo of Boomer’s paws in the snow.   

Anyone wishing to be among the first to meet Boomer is invited out to Barks and Badges this Saturday. This family event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. The Sheriff plans to introduce Boomer at noon.  

In addition to meeting Boomer, Barks and Badges is a wonderful opportunity to meet many of our community’s incredible law enforcement K9s and handlers. The day includes K9 demonstrations, music, games, vendors, and more. Requested donation is $5 per vehicle with all proceeds going to support the mission of K9 Partners.  

Those who want to go a step further to support our law enforcement K9s are invited to attend the Barks and Badges VIP Dinner being held that evening at the Nugget Chalet Terrace.

Washoe County K9 Partners is a local non-profit organization that offers invaluable support for law enforcement K9s in our region. K9 Partners raises funds to help supplement the budgets of K9 programs and provide additional equipment, training, and medical needs.

For more information about this Saturday’s family event and the VIP Dinner, see the attached flyer or visit Washoe County K9 Partners online at k9partners.org. Washoe County K9 Partners also has a Facebook page. 

Photo: Because of Boomer’s uniqueness, the K9 team has decided to withhold his breed and any images of Boomer until Saturday’s introduction. All we’re releasing for now is a photo of Boomer’s paws in the snow.

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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