Busy Year For Pueblo County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit

Credit: Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

Chasing bad guys, placing in competitions...the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says it's been a busy year for their canine crimefighters!

The sheriff's office touted some of the K-9 unit's top accomplishments for 2014 in a news release Wednesday. These include:

-In the first three months of 2014, the unit has helped recover stolen weapons, assisted in the recovery of large amounts of cash, tracked suspects, participated in arrests and helped in drug busts.

-K-9 Jenny and her handler Deputy Myers competed in the first portion of the 2014 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Trials, receiving a near-perfect score in the Narcotics Detection competition and placing in the top three out of 21 teams.

-K-9 KOA and Deputy Bernal certified in Narcotics Detection and Tracking.

-K-9 PC and Deputy Talton certified in Narcotics Detection

-K-9 Jenny and Deputy Myers visited a District 70 school for Career Day, where they showed off their tracking skills for the entire school and K-9 Jenny demonstrated how she "takes down" bad guys.

The sheriff's office says the dogs live with their handlers, becoming a part of the deputy's family.