New Pierce County Sheriff’s K9 named for Deputy Dan McCartney


The delivery of a new Pierce County Sheriff’s Department K-9 this week from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania​ will hold extra meaning for the family of Deputy Daniel McCartney. He was killed in the line of duty last week while responding to a home invasion in Frederickson. Deputies consulted with his three young sons, who approved of naming the dog after their dad. Originally dubbed Alfa, Dan is a 15-month-old Germanshepard who will be partnered with a deputy who served with McCartney in the Mountain Detachment.

“With the name comes great expectations – brave, strong, hardworking,” the sheriff’s department said. “We know K9 Dan is up to the challenge!”​

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