GRANT COUNTY, Wash. --- The Grant County Sheriff’s Office got a new K-9 officer.
The two-year-old Belgian Malinois is from the Netherlands.
GCSO said K-9 Edo, pronounced “EE-doe,” will be attending 10 week basic K-9 school with his partner, deputy Tyson Voss in Spokane starting April 17.
Edo beat out 35 other dogs during a three day selection process by Voss and his instructor, former Spokane County Deputy Bob Bond. They got Edo from a kennel in Indiana that specializes in “strong and social police and military dogs,” according to GCSO.
When he graduates, K-9 Edo will join two other K-9s, Grizzly and Chicka, working for GCSO.
Officials said funding for the county’s K-9s is almost entirely from donations.