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K-9 unit making a big impact on crime

Deputy Andy Brown and Mako (Source: DeKalb Sheriff's Office) Deputy Andy Brown and Mako (Source: DeKalb Sheriff's Office)
Deputy Duck Jones and Jogi (Source: DeKalb Sheriff's Office) Deputy Duck Jones and Jogi (Source: DeKalb Sheriff's Office)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The K-9 unit with DeKalb County Sheriff's Office has been making a big impact on crime. 

Most of the 17 arrests made between September 18 through the 25 were made possible by the K-9 unit's Mako, his handler Andy Brown, and Jogi and his handler Deputy Duck Jones.

Mako is seven and Jogi is six. 

Both dogs are nearing retirement but are great assets to the DeKalb Drug and Major Crimes Unit and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

"The K-9's also assist the cities and other counties when we are called upon. We also have an arson dog that has been a valuable asset to counties all over North Alabama. Myself and Etowah County Todd Entrekin purchased this K-9 named Andy for the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office. His handler is Deputy Fire Marshal Ray Cumby,” Sheriff Harris said. 

The Sheriff's Office is already in the process of replacing Mako and these dogs usually cost around $8,500 to $10,000 to purchase the dog and training the handlers for the dogs. 

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