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K-9 Division


Sheriff Tom Parks with K-9 Belle

K-9 Belle was the first of her kind at the Linn County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Tom Parks brought Belle to the department in the Spring of 2001. She was a black Labrador Retriever trained in drug sniffing and tracking. Sheriff Parks was Belle's handler until her retirement in 2013 after 12 years of service.

K-9 Nitro

K-9 Nitro was the next to arrive in Linn County. Nitro is a Belgian Malinois that worked for the Brookfield Police Department with his handler, then Sgt. Jeff Henke, from October 2015 until Sgt. Henke was elected as Sheriff in September 2019. K-9 Nitro then joined Sheriff Henke at the Linn County Sheriff's Office until he retired in May 2023 after almost 8 full years of service. 

K9 Zlatyi posed in front of a patrol car.

K-9 Zlatyi

Zlatyi was brought on in May 2023 as the K-9 for Linn County Sheriff's Office. He is a German Shepard born in January 2022 in Hungary. K-9 Zlatyi was purchased from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania with a grant provided by the State of Missouri. Zlatyi and his handler spent 8 rigorous weeks training at the Boone County Sheriff's Office K-9 Training Center. K-9 Zlatyi is a dual-purpose K-9, trained to 
detect narcotics, apprehend subjects, as well as tracking. He is certified with the North American 
Police Work Dog Association and the Missouri Police Canine Association.

With former Sheriff Henke moving to Brookfield Police Department in March 2024, K-9 Zlatyi was allowed to leave with him and will be continuing his work with BPD. 

Linn County Sheriff's Office does not currently have a K-9 Unit.

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