K9 Friends of Douglas County K-9

About the Douglas County Sheriff's K-9 Unit

Since 1989 it has been the mission of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit to provide professionally trained, social police dogs that are handled by highly motivated deputies for response to critical incidents, suspect tracking and apprehension, and drug and explosive detection for the safety and protection of the public and fellow law enforcement officers.


K-9 Officer/Dog Teams

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Deputy John Glassburner and K-9 Koa

Deputy John Glassburner joined the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 1998. He is a certified K-9 instructor and judge, and was recently named the lead instructor for the Douglas County K-9 Unit. He is also an instructor in firearms, tactical handguns, and shotgun.

K-9 Koa is a Gold Brindle Dutch Shepherd born February 18, 2008 in the Netherlands. He was purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana in February 2009. Koa is a dual-purpose dog trained in patrol work and narcotics detection. He has assisted several departments within the Denver-metro area and is attached to the S.W.A.T. team.

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Deputy Paul Montville and K-9 Tank

Prior to joining the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in 2001, Deputy Paul Montville received a Bachelor's of Science degree form the University of Wyoming and a Juris Doctor degree from the Creighton University School of Law. He was selected for the K-9 Unit in 2005. In addition to his duties as a K-9 handler, Paul is also a firearms instructor.

Tank is a two-year-old Dutch Shepherd from Belgium and was purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana in November of 2011. The purchase was made possible by a very generous donation from the Wiley Family in addition to funds from Friends of Douglas County K-9. Tank is certified in patrol and narcotics detection.

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Deputy Todd Tucker and K-9 Zoos

Deputy Todd Tucker hails from the East Coast where he began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office in Maryland in 1996. Deputy Tucker moved to Colorado in 2003 and became a Deputy Sheriff for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Tucker has worked in the Patrol and Traffic Units, as well as being assigned to the Front Range Drug Task Force. In 2013 Deputy Tucker became a K-9 handler with the Unit and was paired with his first dog, Zoos.

K-9 Zoos is a German Shepherd and Belgium Malinois mix born August 8, 2010 in Hungary. He was purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana and is a dual-purpose dog trained in patrol work and narcotics detection.

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In Memory of K-9 Leon (2002 – 2012)

Deputy Paul Montville's storied K-9 partner, Leon, was retired in 2011 at the first Howling Good Time gala. Sadly, Leon died of cancer a few months later in January of 2012. A Belgian Malinois purchased from Vohne Liche Kennels in 2005 through a generous donation by resident and actress Pam Grier, Leon bravely and faithfully served Deputy Montville, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the people of Douglas County for seven years. It is with much love and appreciation that we remember Leon.


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