Meet Peak, the sheriff’s first Bloodhound K9

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC/ WETM) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office welcomed its first bloodhound to the force.

8-week-old Peak, is named after the High Peaks Wilderness area of the Adirondack region where she was born.

Peak’s handler is Deputy Michael Ottley, a 16-year-law enforcement officer.

“Bloodhounds do one thing better than any other creature; find people who are lost missing or hiding,” Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxster said.

“We are excited to welcome Peak to our trained team of deputies, using her highly active energy and intelligence, coupled with her keen sense of smell, to assist MCSO in cases of missing persons and search and rescue.”

More about Peak:

  • 12 pounds
  • Born in Westport, NY
  • American Kennel Club certified

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