Jerome County welcomes new K-9 deputy

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JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Deputy Rick Bohling's days used to be the same ol' thing, but now his routine looks a little different.

“It's great to be back with him and getting ready to work the streets of Jerome here in the community,” said Deputy Rick Bohling.

Boss is the newest K-9 officer for the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office and only the second one to be added to the team.

“He's just a real social dog,” said Bohling. “A lot of people have the concept of a patrol dog being a mean aggressive dog. He's very social, very loving but he can flip the switch and go to work when he has to.”

The duo just returned from a seven week long training back East and now they chomp at the bit to crack down on crime.

“You know drug interdiction out on the interstate and Highway 93 because we know we've got a lot of drugs running up and down the highways,” said Bohling.

He’s not only trained in narcotics but also criminal apprehension.
“If we have somebody that runs from us he can go to work and find ‘em for us,” said Bohling.

Much of the funding came from area businesses and residents who stepped up to make it all possible, since the training, housing and every day expenses can top nearly $10,000.

Bohling says he's grateful.

“You know it really makes it nice to know that you're supported in the community you're working in,” said Bohling.



 
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