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CES students help name new K-9 deputy

CES students help name new K-9 deputy
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Superintendent of Education David Stover Jr. with K-9 Thunder. Photo submitted


The Coosa County Sheriff’s Office has added a new member to its staff.

The newest member was named by popular vote by the students of Central Elementary School Coosa County.  The name chosen by the students was “Thunder.”

Last Friday, Sheriff Michael Howell, along with several members of the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, attended the school to introduce the newest member, the Sheriff’s Office first K-9, to the students.

The Sheriff’s Office, along with K-9 Thunder, was welcomed by Superintendent of Education David Stover, school personnel and elementary students.

Students took pictures with Thunder, as well as walked by waving and saying hello to him.  Sheriff Howell states he would like to thank the school staff and students for their assistance in naming the new K-9 deputy.

Howell said, “It was a joy to see the smiles on the students’ faces as they greeted K-9 Thunder.  This was a great day for the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office, and I am honored to have our students be a part of our process.”

K-9 Thunder and members of the Sheriff’s Office visit the elementary school to meet students. Pictured from left are Sheriff Michael Howell, Thunder’s handler Deputy William Bradberry and Superintendent of Education David Stover Jr. Photo submitted

Members of the Sheriff’s Office with K-9 Deputy Thunder at Central Elementary School. Photo submitted

Sheriff Michael Howell with K-9 Deputy Thunder. Photo submitted

Elementary students walk by to wave and say hello to K-9 Thunder, whose name they helped choose. Photo submitted

Students at Central Elementary School Coosa County had their group photos taken with K-9 Thunder, along with Sheriff Michael Howell and Deputy William Bradberry. Photo submitted

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