K9 officer

La Vergne K-9 Officer Bora receives some help from her handler, Officer Larry Holladay, to raise her paw to take the police oath during a ceremony last Thursday. Bora is the first female K-9 in the department’s history. SUBMITTED

The newest police officer in the City of La Vergne will easily sniff out crime as K-9 officer Bora was sworn in last Thursday with the help of her handler, Officer Larry Holladay. 

Bora is an 18-month-old Dutch Shepard. She is the first female dog and the second of her breed in the department’s history. 

Bora and Holladay are part of the Crime Suppression Unit. She is trained in drug detection and patrol work which includes tracking and apprehension just like the other K-9s in the department, Mike and Sjaak (pronounced Jacques).

“She’s a very social, loving puppy,” Holladay said. “She still has a lot of puppy in her but when it’s time to get to work she’s always ready to work.”

Holladay met Bora for a five-week training period at a facility in Louisiana before she could officially be certified as a K-9 officer.

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