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.
am a dual-purpose German Shepherd and meet the criteria in regards
to drug detection and patrol duties.
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.