K9 Rip joins Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office announced they have a new K9 officer team.

According to a release, K9 Rip began his service last month with Deputy Tony Hanson as his handler.

K9 Rip is a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, a breed that makes good police service dogs because they’re smart, protective, fast, and hard-working.

Deputy Hanson and K9Rip recently graduated from their first 14-week training regimen and are certified by the National Police Canine Association in both patrol operations and narcotic detection.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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