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GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio– The Geauga Park District is welcoming two new K-9s: Sniper and Rotar.


The furry rangers will now accompany Ranger Denise Weisbarth and Ranger Ed Hunziker. According to the Geauga Park District, Rotar started his career in 2012 with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office. Sniper is 19 months old and came from Czechoslovakia via Chicago in March.

Both Sniper and Rotar are trained in locating drugs/narcotics and both will be certified for tracking lost people within the park district and county. The K-9s will also be featured in educational programs, building community relations between law enforcement and park patrons.

Sniper recently hit a major milestone. The Geauga Park District posted on its Facebook page: “Congratulations to one of our own: new K-9 Sniper for completing certification in narcotics (detection of drugs) yesterday! Good boy!”

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