The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office has welcomed it’s newest member, an 18-month-old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic.
K-9 Wesson is a dual purpose K-9, trained in narcotics detection, as well as search and apprehension. He is partnered with Deputy Ryan Smith, and is expected to work mainly in the northern part of the county.
K-9 Wesson completed a 12-week training program last month and is now certified to work patrol. He is one of four K-9s now working for the sheriff’s office, and his addition brings the department’s K-9 program back to full strength.
The AMSOIL Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation contributed $7,500 to help with the costs of purchasing and training K-9 Wesson. Donations to the foundation are always welcome and can be made online at northlandk9.org.