This week, Deputy John Lavinder and K9 Jethro attended a week long training seminar with Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue
(VBSAR). Various agencies with Bloodhound Handlers gather each year for this training, where Deputy Lavinder is an Instructor. He is requested to instruct at seminars in various states, and is even annually hosted by an organization in Brazil as an International K9 Scent Training Instructor!
Deputy Lavinder has been a Bloodhound K9 Handler for 28 years, all with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. During this time, he has had seven (7) bloodhounds in service for the department.
Thank you, Deputy Lavinder and K9 Jethro, for your service and dedication!