Portsmouth Pup Wins Prize


By: Bailey Watts - bwatts@aimmediamidwest.com



Officer Mike Queen and his companion Sita

Officer Mike Queen and his companion Sita


Submitted Photo

Bad guys are not the only thing a Portsmouth PD K9 will be chasing.

K9 Sita was crowned top dog in Portsmouth for a contest Wednesday. For winning the contest, a prize to perfect her bite.

Mike Queen’s partner Sita, of the Portsmouth P.D., won the contest with more than 4,000 votes.

Sita beat out more than 30 other fellow K9 units from other agencies located within the Buckeye State. The contest was held by an online group, Ohio Going Blue.

Ohio Going Blue is, in their words, “A pro law enforcement page, for cops (and our supporters), by cops.” This contest is just the latest in the line of events they hold.

The Ohio based group is currently sitting right under 250k followers. From Buckeyes to others abroad, voted Sita the winner of this contest.

The contest is submission based. Any K9 from an agency within the state is eligible to enter and win.

Photos are submitted by K9 handlers, from there, the contest moves on. After the pool is closed, voting takes place between the members of the group, and a winner is chosen. The K9 Contest has been going on for around a year, but the page has been in operation for far longer.

Each K-9 officer is also a dog handler, meaning that they have to train and care for their canine partner outside of the normal day to day work load.

K-9 units are experts in drug and bomb sniffing, not to mention, dogs make great trackers. Their implementation into law agencies has proved crucial.

Originally, their first incarnation in the United States was as riot control officers. K9 units have become an everyday part of police work since then.

Since 2015, Ohio Going Blue has honored and highlighted the men and women of law enforcement within the Heartland. Not only are the officers revered, but their K9’s who protect the six, are as well.

“The followers and the officers make up this page,” They would continue, “We are extremely grateful.”

Sita has won a big box of toys and treats to play with to their hearts content. When Sita isn’t protecting Scioto county, she has a new set of toys to perfect that bite. The Portsmouth Police Department would say they are, “Proud to have them as part of our team!”

Voices have been heard and Portsmouth PD’s very own Sita, has been crowned with a reward fit for show dogs.

Officer Mike Queen and his companion Sita
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/02/web1_Sitacmyk.jpgOfficer Mike Queen and his companion Sita Submitted Photo

By: Bailey Watts

bwatts@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Bailey Watts (740) 353-3101 Ext 1931

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Reach Bailey Watts (740) 353-3101 Ext 1931

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