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K-9 unit member places in competition

Highlands Today
Published:   |   Updated: April 15, 2013 at 06:33 AM
HIGHLANDS COUNTY -

Mico, a Highlands County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 dog, placed second and third recently during the 2013 South Florida K-9 competition at Boynton Beach High School.

Sgt. Kyle Albritton and Mico, his partner, took third place in the obstacle course/criminal apprehension competition, and Mico scored second in the fastest dog event.

Other Highlands County teams participating were Deputy Tom Fort and his K-9 partner, Cain; Deputy Corey Tomblin, and his K-9 partner, Rimco; and Jose Molina and his partner, Ringo.

The event was held March 2.

K-9 Unit Supervisor Lt. Jim McGann said this week he was pleased with the results.

“This is the first K-9 competition our unit has participated in and I am proud of our team’s performance,” he said. “We are looking forward to the United States Police Canine Association’s Regional Field Trials and Certification coming up here in Sebring next month,” he said. “We hope to do even better in an event right here in our own county,” he said.

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