August 12, 2014

Sedgwick County patrol dog sports a new name

The new dog has a name – “Nimitz.”

The new dog has a name – “Nimitz.”

When the newest member of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s patrol division arrived last week, he didn’t have a name. The 19-month-old German shepherd needed one before he started training Sept. 10 with his new partner, Deputy Sarah Sinnett.

Sheriff’s officers turned to Facebook to help them name the new dog. Hundreds of names poured in.

“With many suggestions to consider, Deputy Sinnett has chosen the name ‘Nimitz’ for her new partner,” said Capt. Annette Haga in an e-mail to The Eagle.

Current and past Sheriff's Office dogs’ names have included Rommel, Max, Blitz, Neo, Bullet, Patton, Wenga, Chapo and Riggs.

Reach Beccy Tanner at 316-268-6336 or btanner@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @beccytanner.

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