New deputy in town

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy with unique skills.

Arras, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, has joined the department as a drug/apprehension/tracking dog. He is partnered with Deputy Manny Langstraat.

The Sheriff’s Office recently retired Buddy, a drug detection dog, and Sheriff Marty Stanwick wanted his next K-9 officer to have a wider range of skills so he could be utilized in different cases they are encountering more often.

“Seems like a lot of times, a person’s not afraid of an officer, but when that dog starts barking and growling, they kind of sit up and take notice of that. It’s just another tool for law enforcement to use,” Stanwick. Read More