The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its K9s, “PC”, who died December 27, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer. PC, an 11-year-old Dutch Shepherd, with his handler, Master Deputy Brandon Talton, provided many years of faithful and dedicated service to the citizens of Pueblo County.
A public Memorial Service to honor PC and his duty to law enforcement is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 18, at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Services Center, 101 W. 10th Street.
PC was donated to the Sheriff’s Office in 2009 by retired Sgt. Vic Boley. He was trained to protect the deputies, search buildings for suspects, track suspects or lost individuals and search out drugs and evidence. He was involved in 345 deployments in his nearly 9 ½ years with the Sheriff’s Office, the majority of which were vehicle or building narcotic searches.
During his tenure, PC was involved in the seizure of 101 pounds of illegal drugs to include marijuana (prior to legalization), cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin, seven vehicles and 12 guns.
PC also was a full-time SWAT dog, working with SWAT members on how K9s can be an asset to that team. PC, one of three K9s at the Sheriff’s Office, participated with Deputy Talton and placed in several United States Police Canine Association Trials through the years.
“PC was not only my friend and partner but he had made an impact on so many other lives. PC made so many friends in the community through public demonstrations and the media,” said Deputy Talton. “K9 PC will be greatly missed by my family, my blue family and most of all by me. It was such an honor to be K9 PC’s handler and best friend.”
Story compiled by Jenny Paulson