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Friday 01/08/2010 9:59 AM - Death of K-9 Deputy

Contact: Rob Bryn
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Death of K-9 Deputy
Date and Time of Incident: 1-8-10 9:00 AM
Place of Occurrence: County of San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dept. is saddened to announce the cancer death of "Jake" a 12 year old Labrador assigned partner to Deputy Allen Barger for the last 8 years. Jake was responsible for over 2,000 searches, 900 arrests and the detection of 381,599 grams of marijuana, 10,054 grams cocaine, 14,515 grams methamphetamine, 208 grams heroin and 47 firearms. "Jake was a member of the Sheriff's department who gave his all everyday to keep narcotics off the streets of our county." said Sheriff Pat Hedges. Deputy Barger is training with a new dog "Jack". A photo of "Jake" follows in a separate email.

Prepared By: rbryn
Released: Friday 01/08/2010 10:00 AM