Sheriff's Department to Receive New K-9 Units

When in service, the dogs will wear 'buddy bags,' equipped with first aid supplies including everything from anti-opioid sprays to blood clotting wound dresses just like any deputy.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2018 12:00 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Buchanan County Sheriff's deputies are anticipating the arrival of two new recruits.

Two new K-9 units are currently in training.

When in service, the dogs will wear 'buddy bags,' equipped with first aid supplies.

They'll include everything from anti-opioid sprays to blood clotting wound dresses just like any deputy.

The department is excited to get the K-9s into the field.

"The law looks at them the same as any other officer, so they are a sworn member of the agency just like any agency," Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Puett said. "We take care of all of our members and it's appropriate and necessary to have all the equipment to care for any of our agents in the field if they would be injured."

The new K-9s will join the department in the next few weeks.

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