Hunter is a male chocolate lab-bloodhound. He was a rescue dog from Pleasant Hill, Iowa. He began working with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office in July of 2014. Hunter was purchased through community fundraising efforts and a grant from the Osceola Community Foundation. Hunter is trained in narcotics detection. He can distinguish between marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. He is also trained in scent discrimination, making him useful in tracking people. He is not trained to be an attack dog. Hunter's handler is Deputy Tyler Bos who also joined the Sheriff's Office in 2014.
Osceola County Deputy Tyler Bos and his Drug Detection Dog Hunter brought home two trophies at the United States Police Canine Association Region 21 Trials held in Manchester, IA, April 12-13th . Bos and Hunter won 1st Place in Individual Overall Drug Detection and 1st Place in Team Drug Detection. Region 21 consist of all of Iowa and parts of Minnesota and Illinois. There were 48 dogs and handlers competing in the trials.
Kyzer - End of Watch 01-14-2016
Kyzer is a male German Shepherd that began working with the Osceola County Sheriff's office in September of 2004. Kyzer was purchased with money donated by individuals and businesses in Osceola County. Kyzer is trained in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension and handler protection. Kyzer can recognize the smell of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin. Kyzer can also search buildings for suspects that are hiding, can track suspects that have run away and can search open fields for evidence containing human scent. In 2005, Kyzer was awarded the top rookie trophy at the Iowa K-9 trials. Kyzer was retired in 2013 and now resides at the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.