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Officer Steve Ballard Named KCSO's 2013 K-9 Officer of the Year

Thursday, 06 March 2014

Officer Steve Ballard has been named the Knox County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer of the Year for 2013.

Officer Ballard and his K-9, Marco, are being honored for exemplary service in 2013. They were responsible for 40 narcotic searches, 17 narcotic finds, and 41 arrests last year. Officer Ballard was named K-9 Officer of the Month in March, October, and November 2013.

Officer Ballard has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since February 2002. He graduated with four-year-old Marco from the Knox County Canine Academy in May 2012.





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