KIVO REPORTING FOR DUTY: Mitchell’s newest K-9 officer settles into his role

  • Kivo, the newest K-9 Unit dog for the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department, sits in Riverside Park and listens carefully for the next instructions from his handler, Lieutenant Jesse English. Kivo replaces Oscar, who served as the K-9 Unit dog for 10 years. Oscar now lives with English. (MNJ photo/Juliana Walker)
  • Kivo watches his handler Jesse English carefully as toys are on the line. Kivo has been the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit dog for several months but as he settles in, taking time to play once in a while is an important part of his life. (MNJ photo/Juliana Walker)
SPRUCE PINE — One of the newest hires at the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department is not your typical employee. Kivo, the new K-9 Unit dog, joined the force this past June and he’s now starting to…

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