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Bedford County Sheriff's Office welcomes new K-9 officer

Courtesy of Bedford County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy of Bedford County Sheriff's Office

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – The Bedford County Sheriff's Office is welcoming a new furry friend to the force. 

New K-9 officer Dasa, a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, is a certified narcotics and patrol K-9.   

Dasa is paired up with Corporal Sonny Daniels, who has been with the sheriff's office for eight years. 

Daniels helped save the life of a one-year-old boy at Smith Mountain Lake in August. He was also honored for his involvement in solving the slaying of Lynchburg 17-year-old Raymond Wood.  

The sheriff's department currently has four K-9 officers, and Dasa will be replacing another K-9 when he retires.