Hudson County Sheriff’s Office pays their respects to original K-9 unit officer Tahoe

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The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office paid their respects to K-9 unit officer Tahoe Friday, one of the team’s original members who died after 11 years of service.

Hudson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit member Tahoe visiting North Bergen students in July 2018. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Today is a very sad day for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office. We lost one of out K-9 officers,” Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari said on Friday.

Tahoe began his career in October 2009, training with the Holmdel-Scotch Plains Canine Academy, and graduating in May 2010. Tahoe also graduated from the New Jersey State Police K9 Academy in June of 2010 and was a part of the Render Safe Task Force.

During his tenure with the sheriff’s office, Tahoe and his handler, Officer Joseph Barone, assisted in numerous explosive sweeps and patrol-related K9 functions.

“Officer Tahoe will be missed by this agency, he was a 12-and-a-half year old German Shepard, he served the people of Hudson County with honor and distinction,” Schillari added, noting that Tahoe was also on call for the state police and their federal partners as well.

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