By BARBARA GREEN
Ace the newest officer in the Montague County Sheriff’s office was introduced to the commissioner’s court Monday, joined by his handler Deputy Chase Pelton.
The new K-9 unit recently completed six weeks of training and is in the midst of an additional month of training with a Wise County SO’s K-9 unit. They also are working in the county.
Sheriff’s Marshall Thomas made the introductions calling the team the county’s newest tool to fight crime.
Thomas pointed to the K-9’s ability to sniff out drugs, pursue suspects as well as going into communities to meet children and the public. Ace is a one-and a half year old Belgian Malinois.
Along with the introductions the sheriff’s office got approval to set up non-24-hour dispatch terminals for the Nocona Police Department as the SO dispatches for all after 4 p.m.
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