- By Chaplain Glenn G. Davis
- Posted Friday, September 27, 2013
In Memoriam - FCSO K9 "Hero"
The Sheriff Office regretfully acknowledges that K9 Hero, loyal partner to Sgt. J.L. Koontz since 2007, died September 22, 2013, after being diagnosed with an incurable and terminal illness. Sgt. Koontz and K9 Hero were assigned to the Field Services Division. Hero was a German Shepherd Belgian Malinois mix, born 11/25/2005 in Slovakia and trained by Southern Police Canine, Inc. Sgt. Koontz and Hero received several commendations during their tour together to include one from Sheriff Schatzman in 2008 for their assistance to FCSO Narcotics. Over their years of service together they also provided aid and support to numerous federal, state and surrounding local agencies.
The Sheriff’s Office is very grateful for its K9 officers and their partners for the valuable service they render to our agency and the entire community.