EBRSO K-9 Team wins national championship
BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that the EBRSO K-9 Team took championship honors at the 2014 United States Police Canine Association National Trial.
Captain James Broussard and Lt. Steven Whitstine along with K-9 units Indo and Tigo attended 2014 USPCA trials held in Wilson, North Carolina from October 19-24 where they competed against 45 other agencies with 104 police K-9 teams. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office K-9 Division represented Louisiana in USCPA Region 10.
Capt. Broussard and K-9 Indo took the 2014 USPCA National Champions title. They are the first team from Region 10 to take the prestigious title in the history of the event. Indo and Broussard racked up 693.34 points out of a possible 700 as they recorded perfect scores in three of the five events.
K-9 Indo and his human teammate also claimed a smattering of individual awards including the Top Dog, Tom Larson, 1st Place Criminal Apprehension, 1st Place Scent Work and 1st Place Agility Awards. Lt. Whitstine and K-9 Tigo placed 5th in Agility and claimed a National Certification at the event.
For more images of the events and the K-9 Units, be sure to visit EBRSO's Facebook page.