Bedford County Sheriff’s Office will have a new rookie on the K-9 team

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(Image: Courtesy Bedford County Sheriff’s Office)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — There’s a new rookie on the roster for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office will soon be adding a new K-9 to its team, but it won’t be your typical breed of German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, or Belgian Malinois. Instead, the department is adding a Blood Hound to the squad.

This special K-9 unit will help with search operations within the county and surrounding jurisdictions, according to the department’s Facebook post. The sheriff’s office currently uses the help of surrounding police departments such as Campbell County, Franklin County, and Virginia State Police.

The Blood Hound will come from Crystal River, Fla., and join the ranks with Deputy Hall. Hall and the Blood Hound will be at Liberty High School on a day-to-day basis as the school resource officer.

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