Duchesne County Sheriff’s Department seeks name for new K-9

Duchesne County Deputy Ryan Bastian is shown with the department's new K-9, name to be determine. Photo: Duchesne County Sheriff' Office

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah, June 7, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Department is adding a new dog to its K-19 unit.

“Deputy Ryan Bastian will be her handler,” says a Facebook post by the proud new owners. “This little girl is a German shorthair and just under 2 years old.”

The German shorthair pointer is small, with legs that appear delicate, but the dog is expected to be a good tracker.

“She is from Slovakia and will be trained as a tracking and bomb dog to enhance our K-9 Task Force,” the DCSO statement says.

Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in naming the new K-9. Any suggestions can be added as comments to the department’s Facebook post.

“The individual whose name is chosen will win all bragging rights and a nice new tumbler with this beautiful K-9’s picture on it,” the agency’s post says.

“Everyone’s participation in the naming of our K-9 is greatly appreciated.”

Duchesne County Deputy Ryan Bastian is shown with the department’s new K-9, name to be determine. Photo: Duchesne County Sheriff’ Office

The contests ends June 20, the statement says. That’s a Sunday.

Names suggested within the first hour of the posting included the following: Makar, Oshie, Sabyla, Jax, Lexi, Amy, Dorris, Queeny, Maddie (2), Rebel, Kix, Sasha “defender of the humankind,” Sophie, Kibby, Justice, Spots, Pepper, Cadence, Wilma, Elke and Laney Bug.

Duchesne County Deputy Ryan Bastian is shown with the department’s new K-9, name to be determine. Photo: Duchesne County Sheriff’ Office

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