Students get the 411 on K-9s

Webutuck Elementary School Principal Jennifer Hengen tested Minka’s strength as Deputy Bill McKay gave instructions. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

WEBUTUCK — Students were introduced to the furry friends of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office through a K-9 demonstration on Tuesday, June 18. Organized in the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) gymnasium, EBIS and Webutuck Elementary School students listened as Deputy Bill McKay and Detective Jim Enkler talked about how their dogs are trained to perform in a variety of situations, whether to track a scent or to pursue and apprehend a suspect. 

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