As Lobos Nears Retirement, Search Begins for New Canine Officer

County’s Famous Crime-Fighting Dog Recently Turned Nine Years Old

Fayette County’s famous canine deputy, Lobos, turned nine years old last week.

That’s getting up there in dog years. His sniffer hasn’t played out just yet (as attested by some recent high-profile drug busts profiled in the paper), but the Sheriff’s Office is beginning the search for another canine cop.

Chief Deputy Randy Noviskie of the Sheriff’s Office told the Commissioners Court last week that Lobos’s handler, Sgt. Randy Thumann recently attended a training where he met the person who runs a non-profit called K9s4COPS. The nonprofit helps law enforcement agencies fund the purchase and training of police dogs.


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