Image

3:10 PM / Thursday April 2, 2020

11 Mar 2014

Sheriff welcomes new K-9 Unit and honors Philadelphia Attorney Jimmy Binns

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
March 11, 2014 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sheriff Williams with one of the newly graduated K-9 officers being presented with a badge.

 

During the official recognition ceremony for the new K-9 Unit assigned to the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia, Sheriff Jewell Williams said the dogs are being utilized to defray witness intimidation, sniff out possible narcotics and detect explosive materials.

“In this day and age,” said Sheriff Williams,  “it is imperative that the courts and those individuals who conduct business here, are provided with as much security as possible, especially considering such places have become targets of violence over the past several years.”

 

in-philly-03-09-14b_SM01PHOTO:  Sheriff Jewell Williams presents Attorney Jimmy Binns with a special plaque honoring his generosity in sponsoring the new K-9 unit.

 

“These dogs,” he continued, “will be on the front line of that defense as they patrol the areas around the courts and the building itself.”

Image

Sheriff Jewell Williams then presented badges to K-9 Blair, K-9 Jimmy, and K-9 Carter, who recently graduated from the Philadelphia Police Department’s K-9 Training Division and are now serving in the Office of the Sheriff of Philadelphia City and County.  The dogs are trained to sniff out drugs and explosives.  All three are male German Shepherds born in the Netherlands.

Jimmy Binns, a long-time supporter of the sheriff’s office was also honored with a special plaque from Sheriff Williams in recognition of his generosity in sponsoring the dogs and their transportation to the U.S.

“These dogs represent the type of professionalism and dedication that is exhibited in all of our deputy sheriff’s and we are proud and honored to have them in service thanks to the generous support of Jimmy Binns,” said Williams.

Partners for the dogs are Deputy Sheriff Officer Barry Johnson (K-9 Carter); Deputy Sheriff Officer Andy Ortiz (K-9 Jimmy); and Deputy Sheriff Officer William O’Leary (K-9 Blair).

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Commentary

A Millennial Voice: When expression becomes sound — an interview with the artist known as PUNCHBAG

March 27, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Danae Reid Independent and underground artistry has been prevalent for years. With...

Food And Beverage

A Comfort Food Classic

March 27, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email CULINARY.NET ’Tis the season for comfort foods, and this recipe with crumbled bacon...

Entertainment

Boomerang Season 2: A One On One with Leland B. Martin

March 28, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Kharisma McIlwaine New Jersey native, Leland B. Martin has been making waves...

Week In Review

Justices toss decision in media mogul’s discrimination case

March 27, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Byron Allen (Photo: Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme...

Sun Report

Election limbo as coronavirus outbreak upends US primaries

March 27, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Early voters cast their ballots at the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal...

Health

UPDATE: Philadelphia confirms 360 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 1,675; 15 deaths

April 1, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced Wednesday afternoon 360 additional...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff