My posts have been a little few and far between this week because I’m working at the community festival surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement.
Today, I was honored to meet Buford, one of Canton’s finest. (And I apologize, Buford, for the smeary picture – not sure what happened. Let’s just say we are digitizing your face so you don’t blow your undercover status!)
Hard at work protecting and serving the populace of Canton, 7-year old Buford rides with Patrol Officer Gilmore of the Canton Police Department.
I think Buford was a little disappointed when he got out of the car ready to work, and only got his picture taken instead of using his training and skills.
Canton’s K-9 force consists of 11 dog/officer pairs. They are used for search and rescue, bad-guy tracking, and drug sniffing.
Average annual cost of food: $300
Average cost of dog acquisition and training: $15,000
Sleeping better at night knowing Buford is on the job: priceless!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!