May 2017 was when this dream of Officer Justin Terney’s was started. Unfortunately Officer Terney was taken from us, but his memory lives on with Onyx.
Investigator Strand and Canine Onyx are currently attending a four week canine handler school at Torchlight K9 in Tulsa. Investigator Strand is attending this class with other handlers from Duncan Police Department, Oklahoma, Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas and West Plains Police Department, Missouri.
Onyx started his narcotics training with the Shawnee Police Department, then was sent to Torchlight to finish his tracking and apprehension work. Investigator Strand and Onyx will be tested, then certified thru Torchlight K9 at the end of the four week course. Once Onyx is back at work he will continue to be handled by Investigator Strand.
We will keep everyone posted the next four weeks with more photos and updates of Onyx.