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Photos and video: Dogs shine at Operation K-9

K-9's from five departments took part in event.

St. Louis County K-9 Thor jumps over a wall as his handler Deputy Martin Thorne runs along side
St. Louis County K-9 Thor jumps over a wall as his handler Deputy Martin Thorne runs along side Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, during the Operation K-9 event organized by the nonprofit Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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Superior — K-9 teams from five area departments took part in the Operation K-9 event organized by the nonprofit Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation on Thursday at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.

Teams from St. Louis County and Douglas County sheriff's departments and Duluth, Hermantown and Superior police departments gave demonstrations of their abilities in obedience, bites, tracking and recovery during the event. Some teams also took part in a practice session earlier in the week on Tuesday at the Ole Haugsrud Field.

St. Louis County K-9 Donny chases down Deputy Ryan Smith before biting him during a demonstration
St. Louis County K-9 Donny chases down Deputy Ryan Smith before biting him during a demonstration Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, during the Operation K-9 event at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
St. Louis County K-9 Donny hangs onto the bite guard on Deputy Ryan Smith after chasing him down during a demonstration
St. Louis County K-9 Donny hangs onto the bite guard on Deputy Ryan Smith after chasing him down during a demonstration Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, during the Operation K-9 event at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

St. Louis County K-9 Thor soars over hurdles as his handler Deputy Martin Thorne keeps a watchful eye on him
St. Louis County K-9 Thor soars over hurdles as his handler Deputy Martin Thorne keeps a watchful eye on him Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, during the Operation K-9 event organized by the nonprofit Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Superior Police K-9 Radik apprehends a suspect that ran as his handler Officer Tyler Rude catches up to his partner
Superior Police K-9 Radik apprehends a suspect that ran as his handler Officer Tyler Rude catches up to his partner Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, during a demonstration at the Operation K-9 event organized by the Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Douglas County K-9 Sam latches onto a suspect that was fighting with his handler Deputy Cory Fossum during a demonstration
Douglas County K-9 Sam latches onto a suspect that was fighting with his handler Deputy Cory Fossum during a demonstration Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, at the Operation K-9 event organized by the Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Douglas County K-9 Talon locates drugs in a backpack with his handler Deputy Brian Witt
Douglas County K-9 Talon locates drugs in a backpack with his handler Deputy Brian Witt during a demonstration at the Operation K-9 event organized by the Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
St. Louis County Deputy Ryan Smith watches as his K-9 partner Phoenix flies through the air while grabbing his toy
St. Louis County Deputy Ryan Smith watches as his K-9 partner Phoenix flies through the air while grabbing his toy after a suspect location demonstration Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, during the Operation K-9 event at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Hermantown K-9 Tuuko lays next to a car to indicate he’s detected drugs with his handler Sgt. Griffin Pfeiffer
Hermantown K-9 Tuuko lays next to a car to indicate he’s detected drugs with his handler Sgt. Griffin Pfeiffer during a demonstration Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, at the Operation K-9 event at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Duluth Police K-9 Kallie searches for explosives with her handler Officer Jeremy O’Connor
Duluth Police K-9 Kallie searches for explosives with her handler Officer Jeremy O’Connor during a demonstration at the Operation K-9 event organized by the Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
St. Louis County Deputy Jason Huhnly leads his partner K-9 Ranger as they search for an item during a demonstration
St. Louis County Deputy Jason Huhnly leads his partner K-9 Ranger as they search for an item during a demonstration at Amsoil Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation’s Operation K-9 event at the Ole Haugsrud Field on the UWS campus on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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