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September 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Contact: Sheriff Herman T. Jones • 785.251.2202

New Sheriff K9

We’d like to thank our media partners for helping get the information out on the naming of our new K9…over 21,000 views!

From our Facebook page…..

On behalf of Sheriff Herman T. Jones, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a name for our new K9! We had an overwhelming response with over 800 suggestions! We had a wide variety of names that were very well thought out and picking just one name was extremely difficult.

We are excited to announce that the name selected is ‘SIXX.’ A family from Iola, KS submitted the name and we look forward to hosting them in the near future where they will get a chance to meet ‘SIXX.’

The name was selected by the K9 handler because he liked the spelling as well as the short definition that was provided ‘I’ve got your 6’, which means ‘I’ve got your back.’ The K9 handler thought this couldn’t be more fitting as he and ‘SIXX’ will certainly ‘have each other’s backs’ while performing K9 patrol duties in the future.

Thank you for the unbelievable response!

Let’s make Topeka the Safest Capital City in America.

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