April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Sheriff's newest police dog awarded badge

By Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department-

Press release

The Bartholomew County Sheriff's newest K9, Diesel, and his partner Deputy Matt Bush were recognized as Diesel received his badge during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Bartholomew County Commissioner's meeting, Dec. 19th.

In addition to Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers and several members of the sheriff's leadership team attending, Dispatcher Dylan Prather and April Gray, operations manager of Real World Testing, also attended the ceremony.

When Prather was a student at Columbus North High School he planned and organized a project to raise money for the purchase of a new police dog for the Columbus Police Department. Last fall, Prather who is a part-time college student and part-time Bartholomew County dispatcher, heard that the sheriff's office needed a second K9 Unit, so Prather again donned his fundraising hat.

Dylan received a check in the amount of $18,000 from Real World Testing that allowed the sheriff's office to purchase a second K9.

Sheriff Matthew A. Myers said, "This simply reemphasizes what a great community we have. I want to personally thank Dylan, Real World Testing and all who donated to our K9 project."[[In-content Ad]]