Alger County Sheriff’s K9 unit engages in search-and-rescue train

MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC) – The Alger County Sheriff’s K9 unit is healthier ready in case the one you love is lacking.

Meet their newest Street Patrol Canine: Alger.

The 2-year-old half-Czech and half-German Shepherd was on a search-and-rescue coaching mission Thursday at MediLodge of Munising.

The simulated train started with nursing care employees reporting a lacking affected person after their very own search had gone unsuccessful — dispatching Alger and his handler, Alger County Sheriff Deputy Perry King to the property.

The deputy took Alger to the place to begin the place the particular person was final seen, selecting up the human scent to trace away.

Lower than 5 minutes later, the K9 situated the lacking man on the property.

The success of Thursday’s train solely boosts the coaching report for Deputy King and Alger — staying prepared for the actual search to return and making ready MediLodge’s employees within the course of.

Alger joined the Sheriff’s Division on February 2020 — donated to them by a Munising resident.

He and Deputy King had then undergone intensive coaching at D&D Canine Dynamics in Gladstone.

And this previous April, Alger started official responsibility after incomes his Street Patrol Canine certification by the Nationwide Affiliation of Skilled Canine Handlers.

It’s not simply search-and-rescue.

Alger additionally makes a speciality of narcotics detection, apprehension and handler protection.

“We’ll really reply out of our county if wanted. If we’re requested, in the event that they want our assist we’ll go,” added King.

Alger and the deputy joined the greater than 400 volunteers within the search of lacking teenager Cam Besonen in Ontonagon County final April.

From Delta, Keweenaw to Luce Counties, Alger County Sheriff’s K9 will reply the decision.

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