RENO, Nev. (AP) - A new K-9 will join the Washoe County
Sheriff's Office just months after another police dog died
unexpectedly in December.
An anonymous donor is footing the bill to bring on Akim, a
17-month-old sable Czechoslovakian shepherd that was born in Prague and trained in Indiana.
Deputy Corey Solferino chose Akim out of hundreds of canine
candidates, saying the dog was eager and enthusiastic during
Solferino's previous companion, Kraft, died of health
complications last year at age 5.
Akim and Solferino are expected to graduate from the training
program on March 9, and will start working on patrol and narcotics
assignments in northern Nevada shortly after that.