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Meet Top Senior Elsa Meyer of Lawton Chiles High School

photo by lawrence davidson Elsa is a senior at Lawton Chiles High School and plans to attend Clemson University to study medicine. What is your favorite memory from High School? Standing beside my friends on the executive board as we revealed…

Sergeant David Bell and Luke

  About Luke  Age: 2 ½  Partners For: 14 months Unique Traits: “He’s imported from the Netherlands, so he’s Dutch. He’s about 75 pounds, and he’s what they call a ‘bi-color.’” Career Highlights: “He has had dozens of drug alerts where we seized…

K-9 Deputy Adam Bragg and Loki

  About Loki Age: 5 years Partners For: 3 years  Unique Traits: “He’s very social. They sometimes don’t look like it because they are working dogs — they look intimidating — but he’s extremely sociable, which is a good feeling for me when we do…

Rocky Hanna

illustration by John Russo   Like a fighter who survives 12 rounds with the champ and wins a split-decision victory, Rocky Hanna emerged last November from a race that was at turns combative, salacious and personal to win election as…

K-9 Deputy Justin Wilmot and Cam

  About Cam Age: 5 years  Partners For: 4 years  Unique Traits: “His desire to work. He doesn’t seek attention or love. He does with my wife and I, but for the most part, his desire is to work.” Career Highlights: “We…

Choosing the Right Reptile

Reptile fans may favor different critters, but they all agree on one thing: Do your homework before bringing any animal home. Pros and parents alike know that while children are often mesmerized by a creature’s coolness, that fascination can fade.…

K-9 Deputy John Simpson and Ronin

About Ronin ​Age: 18 months Partners For: 8 months Unique Traits: “He’s very inquisitive and a really good dog.  He’s a fast learner.” Career Highlights: “So far, just his certification. We just certified a few weeks ago, after a 16-week canine course. He…

Investigator Brianne Shaut and Raven

  About Raven Age: 8 years  Partners For: 7 years  Unique Traits: “She’s addicted to Chick-fil-A chicken nuggets.”  Career Highlights: “She’s a narcotics detection dog, and millions of dollars in narcotics have been seized because of her. We’ve done so many…