Dare County Sheriff’s Office introduces newest Deputy K9

Posted at 12:35 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 12:39:19-04

DARE Co., N.C. – The newest addition to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office is a furry one!

Sheriff Doughtie announced through a Facebook post that they were proud to welcome Deputy K9 Storm to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Storm is a German Shepherd and was donated to the force.

Here are some interesting facts about police dogs provided by

  • K9 officers were first used in America in 1907 in New York City.
  • Some of the dogs used in law enforcement come from animal shelters.
  • Police dogs played an important role in searching for victims during the 9/11 attacks. More than 100 search and rescue dogs looked for survivors.
  • Police dogs can tell the difference between identical twins. While this may fool the eyes of a human, dogs are trained to use their noses.