Allamakee County Sheriff K9 and Deputy claim some top awards at Patrol Dog Certification Trials ...

Allamakee County Sheriff K9 Tyr and handler Deputy Ross Kolsrud recently competed in their annual Patrol Dog Certification. K9 Tyr certifies under the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), Region 21, and the Association’s PD-1 K9 Officer Trials were held in LeMars the first week of August.

As part of their partnership in working together, K9 Tyr and Deputy Kolsrud must be proficient in a number of areas to gain their certification. These competencies include obedience, article search, suspect search, apprehension without gunfire, and apprehension with gunfire. This year, K9 Tyr showed excellence while competing, being awarded second place in the suspect search portion of the competition.

During certification, teams of four handlers and their K9s join together to create teams. All four scores are added together to make the overall team score. K9 Tyr’s team earned first place throughout Region 21 and included K9s and handlers from LeMars, Sheldon and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office. K9 Tyr and Deputy Kolsrud appreciate the continued support from Code Blue K9 LLC, the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Waukon Police Department, Lansing Police Department, Postville Police Department, and most importantly from the residents of Allamakee County who have made their partnership possible. K9 Tyr is pictured in the submitted photo above with the two awards earned during the K9 Officer Trials.

“Deputy Kolsrud and K9 Tyr were assisted by Allamakee County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Reinhardt, and they all did an outstanding job and brought home two very prestigious awards,” shared Allamakee County Sheriff Clark Mellick. “We are very proud of our handler Deputy Kolsrud and K9 Tyr.”