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NCSO receives new bloodhound

A new bloodhound puppy will soon be on watch in Nassau County.  The 9-week-old canine cop was donated to the K-9 unit at the Nassau County Sheriff�s Office Jail and Detention Center.


The female pup will be trained to search for missing and endangered children and adults.  But, since this little guy does not have a name yet, the sheriff’s office is holding a “Name our Puppy Contest.”

Name submissions will be accepted on the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page at  The deadline for name submissions is Friday, March 13, 2015, at midnight.  If the name you suggest has a significant meaning or reason, please explain in your post.

Sheriff Leeper and his K-9 Team will review the names and select a winning submission.  They will announce the winner of the “Name Our Puppy Contest” and invite them to join their swearing-in ceremony, where they will name and officially pin the star on the sheriff’s office newest K-9 member.

She was donated to the Sheriff’s Office by the Jimmy Ryce Foundation a non-profit organization created and named after a 9-year-old South Florida boy who was abducted from his bus stop, sexually battered and killed as he tried to flee his attacker in 1995.  Jimmy’s parents, Don and Claudine Ryce, started the foundation less than a year after the boy’s death because they believed their son would have been found sooner, and possibly lived, if their local law-enforcement agencies had access to a bloodhound.

Since 1996, the foundation has donated more than 400 AKC certified bloodhounds to law-enforcement agencies all over the country.