Niagara County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new K-9 team

Posted 2 April 2020 at 8:32 pm

Photo courtesy of Niagara County Sheriff’s Office: Niagara County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Atom is shown with Deputy Jeffrey Walters, left, and Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti.

Press Release, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

LOCKPORT – It is with great pleasure that Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti welcomes the newest member of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Canine team, K-9 Atom.

K-9 Atom is an 11-month-old Belgian Malinois which will be handled by Deputy Jeffrey Walters. Deputy Walters and K-9 Atom have begun their extensive training program to complete their New York State certifications in patrol and explosive detection.

“Our canine teams are vital assets to the work performed at the Niagara

County Sheriff’s Office,” said Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti. “Our canines and their handlers are highly trained and are very active within our community.”

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Canine Division was established in March 1998.

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