Irma proves mettle at county competition
The police K-9 places first in several categories
Sherwoods police K-9 tracking dog Irma, and her handler, Officer Corey Jentzsch, recently took home several awards at the Washington County K-9 trials. Irma took home a first place award in the box/area search competition as well as a first in the suspect apprehension competition. She also finished third place overall.
Not only did Irma perform well at the trials, she has also shown herself to be a great dog on patrol, where she puts her incredible nose to work protecting her community, said Capt. Mark Daniel of the Sherwood Police Department.
A Belgian Malinois, Irma arrived in Sherwood last winter, receiving her credentials during a Sherwood City Council meeting where Daniel told councilors that the newest addition to the force was an absolutely phenomenal dog for searching for articles.
Within weeks of coming on board, Irma found a suspect hiding in a huge woodpile in North Plains.
Irma replaced Azi, a purebred German shepherd K-9 who was returned to his vendor two springs ago after incidents where the dog bit an officer and nipped the police chiefs nose, actions that required stitches in both cases.