PDLE Second Graders Learn About K-9's

PDLE Second Graders Learn About K-9's

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - Ponce De Leon Elementary School is all about using their resources to help their students better understand a lesson.

Thursday, second grade students got the chance to learn about the Holmes County Sheriff's Office with the help of K-9 officer, Lasso.

"They ask every year that we come out and bring our k-9 and show them basically what the k-9 does," said Sheriff Tate, Holmes Co.

The fictional book, Officer Buckle and Gloria, is read to second graders every year. So, Sheriff Tate and his crew make a special trip to help them understand the role of canine in law enforcement. 

"I learned  that the dog always does what the owner says," said Aubree Baker, 2nd Grade.

Which is exactly what was demonstrated when deputy Strickland gave commands. Some of those commands were the students favorites. 

While the bite demo was a big hit, the demonstration on how a canine is taught to find illegal narcotics was impressive as well.

"They hid the little, his toy with the drugs or whatever and he just started finding that," said Madison Sellers, 2nd Grade.

Sheriff Tate said he enjoys going to the schools in Holmes County and being able to interact with the students who could possibly be serving their own community, someday.

"Some of these kids in these schools are our future deputies and our future," said Sheriff Tate.


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