Sheriff’s K-9 training converges on Hemet Kmart

John Strangis, contributedThis K-9 and his handler are training for real-life situations. Training is key to ensuring both K-9 and officer are prepared and safe. ■ By Trevor Montgomery / Contributed Many people driving along State Street and Stetson Avenue in the city of Hemet Aug. 16 noticed what appeared to be a major incident happening at the old Kmart shopping center. They were pleasantly surprised to hear that the influx of sheriff’s patrol vehicles and K-9 handlers was not related to the War on Crime, but simply a scheduled day of training for Riverside County Sheriff’s K-9 handlers and their K-9 companions. The Riverside County Sheriff’s K-9 Team, which comprises

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