Tuesday, December 15, 2015

K9 Jontar Passes Away

     The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the passing of K9 Jontar. K9 Jontar was a four year old male German Shepherd and had been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2012. K9 Jontar was handled by Deputy Jason James. K9 Jontar was a dual purpose K9, trained in drug detection and apprehension. Deputy James and K9 Jontar did numerous public demonstrations and school searches in Dakota and the surrounding counties. K9 Jontar had numerous drug finds in his career in not only Dakota County but the tri-state area. K9 Jontar lived with Deputy James and his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and co-workers.
     K9 Jontar recently fell ill and was taken to his normal DVM Phil Kramper at the Willis Animal Clinic. DVM Kramper consulted with the South Sioux City Animal Hospital and DVM Brooke Gilbert. K9 Jontar was then transferred to Iowa State Veterinary Hospital in Ames, Iowa for advance care. The cause of the illness was determined to be an aggressive bacterial infection. Unfortunately the treatment was unsuccessful. We would like to thank DVM’s Kramper and Gilbert along with the staff at ISVH for their expert care.
     K9 Jontar was purchased by the Dakota County K9 Foundation (DCK9F) through a grant from the Gardner Foundation and then donated to the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office. The DCK9F is a non-profit organization that funds the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office K9 program. The DCK9F is funded by grants and donations. The DCK9F has an annual golf tournament at the Covington Links Golf Course in South Sioux City. The DCK9F President (DCSO Lt.) Brian Ellinger founded the organization in 2011 and can be reached at 701 West 29th Street South Sioux City, NE 68776 or by phone 402-494-7555

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