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HCSO Welcomes Our Newest Member of the Team - K-9 Deputy Tynne


Hamilton County, TN - Earlier this morning, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond hosted a press conference to formally introduce our community and our local media to our newest K-9 Deputy, Tynne. To show their support for their newest colleague, all the members of the HCSO K-9 Division were on hand to officially welcome to our ranks!

During this morning’s press conference, members of our local media were able to formally meet K-9 Deputy Tynne and learn more about her training and capabilities. It was very obvious to everyone in the room she loves people and is very friendly.

Tynne is currently Hamilton County Law Enforcement’s only dedicated tracking dog.

Tynne’s breed, the Hanoverian Hound, is genetically descended from the bloodlines of the Liam Hounds, which were large hunting hounds from medieval times in the 16th and 17th century in Germany. Hanoverian Hounds and their decedents are known to be some of the best tracking and hunting dogs in the world.

Tynne was raised in and emigrated from Slovakia where she was bread to be a world class tracking dog. Upon arrival in the United States, she underwent her formal training in South Carolina with Georgia K-9 in the art tracking and search and rescue based in Georgia. And yes, she even has her own passport!

Tynne’s purchase and training costs (which totaled approximately $10,650) were made possibly by a generous donation to the HCSO by the local AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation.

“I am grateful to the AEGIS Law Enforcement Foundation for their generosity and financial support necessary to purchase, train, and outfit, Deputy Tynne,” stated Sheriff Jim Hammond. “Her tracking abilities will be very important to not only the HCSO, but all of our local law enforcement partners. We are excited to have her on board.” He noted.

Please join with Sheriff Jim Hammond and the HCSO K-9 Division as we welcome our newest member of the team, Deputy Tynne!

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