A Gentle Giant in Twilight: Retired K9 Taz Enjoys His Golden Years In the cozy corners of a loving home, a veteran police dog named Taz finds joy and peace in his retirement. Taz, a majestic 16-and-a-half-year-old former K9 of the Citrus Heights Police Department, is...
Officer Lombardo started his career with theYolo County Sheriff’s Dept. He always wanted to be a K9 Handler. In 2006 he joined Citrus Heights where he became a K9 Handler. He was partnered with his first K9, Darko. Darko was a German Sheperd imported from Germany....
Officer Hatchell has been with the Citrus Heights P.D. since 2006. Prior to Citrus Heights Officer Hatchell worked patrol as a FTO and SWAT for 6 years in Delano Ca. Officer Hatchell and Zeus have been a team since Jan. 2011. Zeus is a 3 year old German Shepherd from...
Board of Directors
Officer Michael Little, Galt PD
Investigator Steven Johnson,
Sac Metro Fire
Officer Joe Davis,
Citrus Heights PD
Deputy Shawn Rosner,
Lieutenant Arlin Kocher,
Twin Rivers PD
Officer Kyle Gruchow,
Sgt. Scott Miszkewycz, Roseville PD
Officer Matt Leatherman, Roseville PD Retired
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Founded in 2005
The Foothills K9 Association is a non-profit organization established for the sole purpose of promoting training, safety and the health of law enforcement K9’s. As K9 Handlers, we respect and care for our K9 partners and we are dedicated to supporting them throughout their career and retirement.