Harris Co. Sheriff's Office adds four new K-9 deputies

The four K-9 deputies -- Boomer, Fozzie, Mikey and Tamara -- are specially trained law enforcement canines donated from 'K-9's 4 Cops' (Harris County Sheriff's Office)

April 7, 2011 2:20:04 PM PDT
The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced the addition of four new furry members to its force on Thursday. The four K-9 deputies -- Boomer, Fozzie, Mikey and Tamara -- are specially trained law enforcement canines donated from 'K-9's 4 Cops,' an organization that trains dogs to detect controlled substances, explosives, suspects and missing or lost people.

"This is a tremendous donation," said Sheriff Adrian Garcia in a press release Thursday. "With current budget constraints we are extremely grateful to K-9's 4 Cops for the addition of these newest members to the HCSO. These trained dogs are valuable partners to our law enforcement community."

The dogs are two Belgian Malinois, one giant schnauzer and one German shepherd. It brings the sheriff's office K-9 units to a total of 13.