The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to its past in the naming of its newest K-9 officer. Eli is named after Elias Butler who was the county’s first sheriff. Deputy Kyle Karcher is named Eli’s handler and the team is currently training at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Academy. Deputy Karcher and K-9 Eli will be trained in narcotics detection, search and rescue, tracking and handler protection.

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