Sheriff Jim Hammond (left) and other members of the sheriff’s department stand with K-9 Deputy Tynne at a recent news conference. (Photo: Matt Lea)

This week, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond formally introduced new K-9 Deputy Tynne.

Tynne is currently Hamilton County law enforcement’s only dedicated tracking dog.

Tynne was raised in and emigrated from Slovakia, where she was bred to be a tracking dog. Upon arrival in the United States, she underwent her formal training in tracking, search and rescue.

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The new K-9 and her training cost about $10,650, and funding was made possible by a donation to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office from the local AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation.

“I am grateful to the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation for their generosity and financial support necessary to purchase, train and outfit Deputy Tynne,” Hammond said in a prepared statement. “Her tracking abilities will be very important to not only the HCSO, but all of our local law enforcement partners. We are excited to have her on board.”

Tynne is currently Hamilton County law enforcement’s only dedicated tracking dog. (Photo: Matt Lea)
Hammond introduced the new K-9 deputy this week. (Photo: Matt Lea)
The new dog has her own passport. (Photo: Matt Lea)
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