MHPD welcomes Rocky as new K9

Photo: SRO Danielle Campfield and K9 officer Rocky

A new four-legged officer has been welcomed as the newest member of the Mountain Home Police Department. Rocky, a black Labrador retriever is the new K9 following the retirement of Bomber, and his handler will be Hackler Intermediate School Resource Officer Danielle Campfield.

Rocky was adopted from a kennel in central Arkansas. Mountain Home Assistant Police Chief Eddie Griffin says the funds to purchase him came from the office of 14th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge.

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Rocky’s training is mainly to locate drugs, and he is not expected to be used for aggressive situations. Griffin says he’ll be more than just a drug dog at Hackler.

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The purchase price for Rocky was $8,950.

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