Updated: February 14, 2020 03:19 PM
Created: February 14, 2020 03:18 PM
Six new K9s are ready to serve in Saratoga County.
The K9s all had more than five months of training that covered a variety of patrol functions.
Four will replace retiring canines. Two are assigned to new handlers.
All the retiring canines will stay with handlers and their families.
The Saratoga County Sheriff's Department released the following info about the K9s and their handlers:
Deputy Nic Denno & Canine Taylor
Deputy Nic Denno will officially retire his partner Canine Jagger and will be teamed up with a one-year-old German Shepard named Taylor. Canine Taylor has been named after PFC David "Taylor" Miller from the Town of Wilton. PFC Miller was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. PFC Miller died in combat on June 21, 2010, in Lar Sholtan Village, Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Canine Taylor and Deputy Denno will serve as a Narcotics Detection and Patrol/Tracking team assigned to the road patrol.
Deputy Robert Whipple & Canine J.D.
Deputy Robert Whipple will officially retire his partner Canine Karma and will be teamed up with an almost-two-year-old German Shepard – Malinois, named J.D. who is named after Deputy Whipple's father, John D. Whipple. John passed away in 2016, after a battle with brain cancer. He was a huge supporter of the Sheriff's Office and the K-9 Unit. Canine J.D. and Deputy Whipple will serve as a Narcotics Detection and Patrol/Tracking team assigned to the road patrol.
Deputy Brownell & Canine Johnny
Deputy C.J. Brownell will officially retire his partner Canine Lee and will be teamed up with a one-year-old German Shepard named Johnny. Canine Johnny is named after Saratoga County Sheriff's Investigator John M. Brown. Inv. J. Brown was a 12-year member of the Sheriff's Office who died unexpectedly in 2017. Inv. J. Brown was a valued and beloved member of the Sheriff's Office who was highly dedicated to serving the residents of Saratoga County. Deputy Brownell and Canine Johnny will serve as a Narcotics Detection and Patrol/Tracking team assigned to the road patrol.
Officer Adam Potter & Canine Riker
Officer Adam Potter retired his partner Canine Bud in September of 2019 due to an unexpected illness. Officer Potter will now be serving the Sheriff's Office Correctional Facility with his new partner, a oneyear-old German Shepard named Riker. Canine Riker, being named after the NYC Correctional Facility, will be an instrumental part of the Correctional Staff working to locate and deter prison contraband.
Deputy Nikki Voegler & Canine Neeka
Deputy Nikki Voegler is a newly assigned member of the K-9 Unit who will be assigned to Canine Neeka; an 18-month-old German Shepard. Deputy Voegler will be the first female handler to join the K-9 Unit. Deputy Voegler and Canine Neeka will serve as an Explosives Detection and Patrol/Tracking team assigned to the road patrol.
Deputy Crien Salton & Canine Flash
Deputy Crien Salton is also a newly assigned member of the K-9 Unit who will be assigned to Canine Flash; a one-year-old German Shepard. Canine Flash was named in memory of Retired Deputy William “Flash” Marshall, who passed away in January of 2018. Deputy Marshall served the citizens of Saratoga County for more than thirty-three years. Deputy Salton and Canine Flash will serve as an Explosives Detection and Patrol/Tracking team assigned to the road patrol.
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