Domestic pet recruited for service in rescue, drug-sniffing

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Limestone County is getting an additional K9 officer since Constable Pct. 3 Glenn Shoemaker’s offer to have his dog trained in these skills was approved by county commissioners. Not only will his dog, Teddy, be trained in detecting illegal drugs but he will also be trained in search-and-rescue skills.
The decision was made at the court’s Aug. 15 meeting, bringing to three the number of drug-sniffing K9 teams in Limestone County. Teddy and Shoemaker will join the Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Officer Jack and his partner Deputy Emonty Means; and Groesbeck Police Department’s new K9 Officer Opal, with her partner Officer Brad Martin, as three such resources available in the county.
“That would be a great asset to the county and everybody around that needs especially a rescue dog,” said County Judge Daniel Burkeen.

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