By Baxter Colburn
The Door County Sheriff’s Department has a new member. However, this one is a little fuzzier than most on staff.
“Gent” is a two-year-old German Shepherd from Germany that has been assigned to the new K-9 unit for Deputy Matt Tassoul. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty is excited about what advantages Gent brings to the department.
The Sheriff’s Department hasn’t held a K-9 unit for the past 29-years, making this addition that much more valuable. Until this new addition, Door County relied on the aid of the Brown or Kewaunee County offices for a K-9 unit.
Deputy Tassoul and Gent have begun their training in Menomonee before leaving for seven straight weeks of training at K-9 Services in New Mexico.