St. Croix County K9 officers earn national recognition
The United States Police Canine Association held a national trial for teams of K9 handlers and their dogs Sept. 27 through Oct. 2 in West Des Moines, Iowa. Teams gathered from as far away as Louisiana and New York. Among the competitors were two teams from the St. Croix County Sheriff's department. In order to qualify to compete at the national level the teams must first compete and succeed with high scores at the regional level.