Club members were dazzled after being introduced to Jimmy, a German Shepard from the La Plata County K-9 Unit. Jimmy, who is from Germany, can only be instructed through the German language. The demonstration is an ideal way of communicating law enforcement and safety to a younger age group. Deputy Matt Webb, (above) walks Jimmy around and introduces him to club members.
The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office paid a visit to the Boys & Girls Club of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Tuesday, March 3, where they addressed the practices of law enforcement and safety precautions. Deputy Matt Webb and Lieutenant Holley Ezzell educated club members on what to do during an emergency situation. The kids showed great interest in the subject, asking questions about being a police officer and the type of experience required. The kids also got to handle some of the equipment used by the officers, including a fully stacked bullet proof vest. Club member, Zoe Velasquez, (above) attempts to lift the heavily equipped bullet proof vest as it’s being past around the round.