K9 Dina retires from Dinwiddie Sheriffs Office

By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: February 5, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.

DINWIDDIE – On Jan. 28, Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Dina” officially retired from service with the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office. Dina has faithfully served the citizens of Dinwiddie County from 2010 through 2018.

As a purebred Bloodhound, Dina’s duties were tracking individuals. During her career she tracked down fleeing felons, suspects in various crimes, lost children and adults, including older adults with dementia and children with Autism who had wondered away from their homes. She not only searched for these individuals here in Dinwiddie County but answered numerous requests from surrounding jurisdictions who were in need of a tracking K-9.

During her career she partnered with two handlers, first with, now Investigator, Floyd Crowder and in most recent years, Deputy Z. R. Hare.

Dinwiddie County has relinquished ownership of Dina and she will live out her retirement years with Deputy Hare and his family as their family pet.

Deputy Hare is also the handler for Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office’s current Bloodhound “Zoe” who will continue to offer the valuable resource of tracking K-9 to the citizens of Dinwiddie County.

Sheriff D.T. “Duck” Adams, County Administrator Kevin Massengill, former handler, Investigator F.T. Crowder met with Deputy Hare and Dina Monday in the new County Government Building to thank Dina for her years of service and wish her a happy, long and healthy retirement.

Thank you for your service, Dina.

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