PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Pasco Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce the newest member of their K-9 unit, K-9 Hondo!
K-9 Hondo is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross born on March 1, 2021.
Hondo recently completed certification for patrol work. K-9 Hondo will also be a member of the SWAT team.
Patrol K-9s like Hondo help deputies locate missing people or suspects that have run from a crime, conduct building and area searches for important evidence, and more.
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These skills help deputies resolve situations quickly, which returns deputies to service faster, where they’re able to continue to take other calls, instead of remaining on one call for a long period of time.
Dep. Alex Mason, who is new to the K-9 unit, is K-9 Hondo’s partner.
The funds to purchase, equip and train K-9 Hondo were donated by Wesley Chapel Honda, who also selected Hondo’s name. K-9 Hondo and Dep. Mason met with employees at Wesley Chapel Honda on his second day at work.
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“Employees were excited to meet Hondo, and Hondo loved the attention! A huge thank you to Wesley Chapel Honda for donating the funds for K-9 Hondo,” said PSO.
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