K-9 Officers Present Expo July 17

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Photo by MC2 Jennifer A. Villalovos

The annual “Dog’ed Daze of Summer, Law Enforcement EXPO and K-9 Demonstration” is planned for Tuesday, July 17.

For the past 20 years, police dogs, handlers and trainers from all over the U.S. and Canada have come to Payson for the annual K-9 Officers Survival Seminar. During the course of the seminars, K-9 Units are seen all around the Payson area conducting various training scenarios.

Several years ago, organizers were asked by the public to be able to view these K-9s in action and so the “Dog’ed Daze Of Summer” was started.

This year, the event is at the Payson Event Center, Tuesday, July 17. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the demonstration is at 7 p.m. New this year is a Law Enforcement EXPO with events and displays from agencies like U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish, Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Arizona National Guard, as well as the Payson Police Department Special Response Team and the Gila County Sheriff’s Lake Patrol. The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association will accept donations at the gate to help sponsor the annual event.

The Payson Event Center is at 1400 S. Beeline Highway, across from the entrance to the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino and Tonto Apache Reservation.

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