Winnebago County (WREX) – The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department has two new members joining its team K9 Officers – Sadie and Nancy Drew.
The department introduced the two pure bloodhound new-hires on Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Office and Rockford Area Crime Stoppers recently received a $50,000 donation to hire the K9’s.
“It’s very encouraging to see that the citizens step forward and say ‘hey look we realize you’re going through some tough times right now financially and we want to help.’ And if it wasn’t for that, we wouldn’t be able to do this,” Winnebago County Sheriff Gary Caruana said.
The department now has seven K9 officers.