Grant County euthanizes sheriff’s K-9 that ‘seriously’ injured handler

A-Rod served sheriff's office over 3 years

A Grant County sheriff K-9 was euthanized this week after significantly injuring his handler, officials said.

K-9 A-Rod was euthanized Tuesday morning after reportedly injuring his handler over the weekend, according to a release.

The sheriff and chief deputy decided to euthanize A-Rod for the safety of the handler, his family and the community, officials said.

“A-Rod was a very productive K-9 for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, not only with several significant drug seizures during his time working for the sheriff’s office, but several search and rescue operations as well,” Sheriff Nate Dreckman said in the release.

“It is very unfortunate that we had to make this difficult decision, but after consulting with several professionals regarding this incident, as well as other recent behaviors, we determined this was the only course of action that could be taken to ensure the safety of the handler, his family and the community.”

A-Rod served the sheriff’s office for three and a half years.