Local students name Grant County Sheriff’s new deputy K-9s

Local students name Grant County Sheriff’s new deputy K-9s

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office’s two new deputy K-9s now have new names thanks to the help of local students.

The Sheriff’s Office partnered with students from the Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Basin and Red Rock Elementary School in Royal City to name the incoming deputy K-9s. The Sheriff’s Office announced the winners on Friday.

The Moses Lake area K-9 (Handler Deputy Fulbright) will be named “Cain.” The name was submitted by Kammaya Bishop, a 4 th grade Moses Lake student.

Ismael Sosa, a second grader from Red Rock Elementary submitted the name “Ryder” for the Royal City Area K-9 (Handler Deputy De La Rosa).

Ismael chose the name Ryder, “Because it stands for Knights and he will be riding with a police man.”

“I would like to congratulate and thank Kammaya and Ismael for their winning entries and participation in this project. It’s wonderful knowing both K-9s are reporting to training on October 5th with their handlers as well as their new names,” Sheriff Tom Jones said. “We are very pleased with the names, immeasurably grateful for the show of community support in obtaining them, and now we’re looking forward to getting these new deputies to work.”

For their winning names, Kammaya and Ismael will each receive a “meet and greet” demonstration for the new K-9s, a commemorative photo alongside the new K-9 team and Sheriff Jones, as well as a Grant County Sheriff’s Officer Challenge Coin.

Sheriff’s Office Officials said the meet and greet will be scheduled as soon as possible.