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  K-9 Officer "Eli"


My name is K9 “Eli”, I am a 2-year-old German Shepherd born in Hungary.  I was acquired from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania on October 18, 2019. I was specifically hand selected and tested to ensure I possessed the proper genetic makeup to become a police service dog. I am honored that I am dedicated and named after the 1st Sheriff of Delaware County; Sheriff Elias Butler who served as Sheriff from 1797 to 1799.


I am a dual-purpose German Shepherd and meet the criteria in regards to drug detection and patrol duties.  My human partner, Deputy Sheriff Kyle Karcher and I began training on Monday October 28, 2019 at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office K9 Academy. Deputy Karcher and I spent 8 weeks of intensive training in the discipline of narcotics detection at the K9 Narcotics Detector School at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Goshen, NY.  We are now fully certified by NY State to carry on these activities in accordance with their official duties as a K9 Team. Throughout 2020 we will continue our training in search and rescue, patrol, tracking and handler protection.

My Partner and I got to enjoy a beautiful day of Marine Training on the Hudson River as part of the Orange County K-9 Association "Patrol School" this spring.

I am honored to help protect and serve the citizens of Delaware County.  I appreciate this opportunity to serve you and I endeavor to serve you faithfully. If you would care to contribute to our K-9 program, please make your checks payable to the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and mail them to 280 Phoebe Lane, Suite One, Delhi, New York 13753.




Thank you,


K-9 Officer Eli