#K9friday is off to a “ruff” start! Congratulations to #K9Kato who graduated today from K-9 Academy in Orange County! K9Kato is now a specialist in narcotics detecting and patrolling along with his handler Deputy Chris Irwin. Present K9 Kato and his ongoing support is due to a generous donation from the Stilwell family (https://putnamsheriff.com/news/county-receives-private-donation-support-sheriffs-k-9-program). Kato is named in loving honor and memory of late Senior Investigator Mark Gilmore’s favorite K9. Mark’s wife Amy and daughter Mattingly were there to present Deputy Irwin and K9Kato with memorial plaques. Captain Harry Tompkins was also there to support his team members. It was a special, moving and remarkable ceremony. Congrats to all! #germanshepherd #policedog #k9 #pcso Many thanks to Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois for his generosity and hospitality!