Sherburne County K9 Unit at USPCA Detector Nationals

Sherburne County Sheriff's Department
The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit was well represented at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Detector Trials held May 4-7 at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport and Edina, MN.  A total of 70 Narcotic Detection K-9 teams and 24 Explosive Detection K9 teams from all over the country attended.
Correctional Officer Eric Fahland and his K9 Partner Meeko became nationally certified in narcotics detection.
Deputy Ryan Sturm and his K9 Partner Ecco became Nationally Certified in Narcotics Detection.  
In addition, they received a fifth place trophy for room searches and an 11th place trophy for overall narcotics detection.  They also partnered up with Officer Matt Maier with the Baxter Police Dept. and received a first place regional team trophy.
Sergeant Adam Boler and his K9 Partner Phoenix became nationally certified in explosives detection.  In addition, they received a third place trophy for room searches, a fifth place trophy for vehicle searches, and a fifth place trophy for overall explosives detection.  They also partnered up with Sergeant Todd Husby with the MSP Airport and received a first flace regional team Trophy.

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HISTORIC FIND. SCSU graduate student Jeff Williams is shown with copies of the Red Wing Republican Eagle newspaper that detail a week's worth of the fighting on Iwo Jima in 1945. Williams said he found the historic treasure at a rummage sale and paid $20 for the five newspapers. (Photos by David Hannula.)

Top left Jayden Mclearen, top right Cade Sixberry, bottom Vince Dailey. (Submitted photo.)

Back row: Coach Ryan Prom, Josh Gunther, Erik Larsen - 5th place, Jake Wesley, Shane Roberts - 3rd place, Brady O'Connor, Jordan Hickman - 4th place, Nick Merten, Front Row : Connor Gess - 2nd place, Jayden Mclearen - champion, Dylan Krebs - 2nd place, Vince Dailey - champion, Cade Sixberry - champion. Not pictured : Assistant Coach Loren Holthaus. (Submitted photo.)

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