[11/25/16] Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Ruben On Board
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office welcomed their newest addition to the team by way of a new K9, Ruben.
Ruben is a Narcotics Detection Dog, and is an 18-month old pit bull mix.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Sergeant, Bruce Long, supervises the K9 sector. He says Ruben first learned his general commands from a program that links dog training with prisoners…
112416 CCSO New K9 1 :34 “…help us find drugs.”
Ruben’s handler is Deputy Mark Hegberg.
Sergeant Long says Ruben was named after a longtime Under sheriff for Chelan County Sheriff’s Office…
112416 CCSO New K9 2 :47 “….after ruben rose.”
Long adds that the addition of Ruben brings the K9 Unit to four…
112416 CCSO New K9 3 :35 “….search and rescue dog.”
When the Sheriff’s Office decides to purchase a K9- they send out a notice to deputies to see who is interested in becoming a handler.
But, as Sergeant Long says, it’s not as simple as it sounds…
112416 CCSO New K9 4 :34 “….a pretty big deal.”
Also of note, Ruben is a rescue dog. From a Shelter in Bellingham.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit is funded by donations- you can donate by calling the Chief Civil Deputy at 667-6835.