An unexpected visit leads to a generous gift to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff David Groves says the couple, who wished to remain anonymous, expressed an interest in doing something to support law enforcement and help prevent their grandchildren from being exposed to illegal drugs. Their desire was that their monetary gift would be used to purchase a Patrol K-9. In the following weeks, Sheriff Groves introduced North American Police Work Dog Association Master Trainer Travis Walthall to Cherokee County Deputy Taylor Ludwig, who had been designated as the new K-9 Handler.
K-9 Deputy Bear, a one-year-old German Sheppard, is certified in narcotic detection and has been on the job since last Friday.