Until recently, Boomer and his handler, Routt County Deputy Sheriff Ed Hendricks were the only K-9 team with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office. When interviewed in March of this year, Hendricks said his partner, Deputy Sheriff Jake Doolin and Murray, the new K-9, were then at a six-week training course with the Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office in Golden, Colorado.
Following the completion of their training, Doolin and Murray joined the Routt County Sheriff’s Office as the second K-9 team, alternating schedules with Hendricks and Boomer.
“I am excited for Murray and Doolin to come on board,” said Hendricks.
Doolin said Murray is adapting well to his new role as Deputy Sheriff. “He is famous. He gets along really well with everyone, and everyone wants to see him,” said Doolin. Murray is social and gets around to meet everyone he said. “He is fantastic. He loves his job,” said Doolin.