The Sheriff Office regretfully acknowledges that Benny, K9 partner and loyal friend of Deputy Ryan Rae, died unexpectedly from surgical complications following a brief illness on September 26, 2014.
Deputy Rae and Benny, a 5 year old Belgian Malinois, were paired in July 2013 and attended training with the North American Police Work Dog Association to be certified in accordance with NAPWDA standards. They excelled as a patrol team in their recertification this summer.
Deputy Rae and Benny were constant companions both on and off the job, including exercising together by running downtown. Their compatibility and teamwork was always visible when responding to calls as well as during trainings and demonstrations. The Sheriff’s Office is very grateful for the skill and dedication of its entire K9 Unit and the valuable service it renders to our agency and the community.