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NEW HANOVER CO., NC (WECT) - The New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office is celebrating a victory at the 2013 United States Police Canine Association Trials.
The K-9 unit won first place overall in the competition that took place last week in Holly Springs, NC.
The trial was broken down into five categories, including Obedience, Agility, Evidence Search, Suspect Search and Criminal Apprehension with and without gunfire.
Corporal J. Stegall and K-9 Jango received the Top Dog award for finishing first overall. They also placed first in Obedience, Agility and Criminal Apprehension and second in Evidence Search.
The two finished with a total score of 684.15 out of 700. This was Jango's second regional trial. He has finished first in both.
Deputy R. Mills and K-9 Torque finished third overall. Their score of 666.17 was just four-tenths of a point from second place.
The two won first place in Suspect Search with a perfect score of 110. This was Torque's first trial.
The New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office uses the United States Police Canine Association to certify K-9’s for law enforcement duties.
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