The Harrison County K-9 Unit is trained and certified to detect narcotics and tracking. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office raised enough money to purchase K-9 Ora. Ora is a female German Shepard and she is currently 8 years old.
Sheriff Josh Eckerson is Ora’s handler and they have both obtained certification from the North American Police Work Dog Association. Ora has been on the road for 5 years and has been very successful. Ora has been called to assist the Bethany Police Department, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Ora’s calls to assist have been search of vehicles on stops, searching schools, and tracking suspects. Ora has been helpful in make several arrests since her implement to the department. Ora has also gone to the schools to show them what she is capable of doing and to teach the children about the dangers of drugs.
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK EVERYONE THAT DONATED TO THE PROGRAM AND MADE THIS PROGRAM POSSIBLE.
Due to Sheriff Eckerson's passing, the County Commission has since retired K9 Ora. She has since been living with a family in the northern part of the county outside of Eagleville, where she is able to play and run. A member of the household currently works for the Sheriff's Office and has had multiple interactions with Ora.