County K9s Present Their Case to the FEDS

Sandoval County Fire and Rescue K9 team demonstrated its capabilities and competencies for human remains detection and more for local FBI agents and staff during a K9 event in late February. The goal was to share what K9 resources are available to area law enforcement entities. According to Lt.  Shannon Farrell, “Our dogs’ performances exceeded the expectations of our hosts. We are very proud of our dogs, and even more proud of the work that they do for the people of Sandoval County and beyond whenever needed. In addition to working with our Law Enforcement partners, this K9 team also works with our Technical Rescue Team for search and rescue missions throughout the County and in other areas as requested.”

Pictured here (in the group photo) are (from left): Sandoval County Fire and Rescue Lieutenant and K9 handler Shannon Farrell; K9 handler David Farrell holding 5-month-old Belgian Malinois Ginger Snap (who is in training); FBI special agent in charge, Amy Kaskel; and FBI Training and Civic Liaison Specialist, Emily Ashby.

In the second photo, K9 officers await instructions from their handlers (Lt. Shannon Farrell and David Farrell) for the next exercise. Lt. Farrell shared that the dogs ran several successful demonstrations.