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!”