(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department lost one of their members of the K-9 unit. Thor, a seven-year-old German Shepherd, was euthanized last week after health and kidney issues. Sheriff Dave Marshak says it’s unfortunate whenever a decision like that has to be made.
Marshak says his thoughts are with Thor’s handler, Corporal Jason Clardy.
Thor was a multi-purpose K-9, who could handle tracking, article location, and narcotics, as well as aggression. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department currently has five K-9’s in the division, with one retiring later this year.