The Kane County Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of one of their own on Tuesday (Aug. 13, 2019).
K-9 Tyront, handled by Sgt. Nick Wolf for 10 years died this week at the age of 11.
“Tyront was easily one of the hardest working and most intense K9’s we have ever had,” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said via Facebook. “He was responsible for hundreds of drug seizures and violent criminal apprehensions.
“Thank you for your service, Tyront,” Hain said. “You won’t be forgotten.”
According to the Sheriff’s Office website, the K-9 unit has demonstrated its commitment to the safety of Kane County residents for more than 40 years. K-9 deputies and their dogs are trained in special areas such as, narcotics detection, bomb detection, as well as tracking and apprehending suspects.
In addition, the deputies and their technically trained dogs are sought after to participate in community events to raise awareness about their use and effectiveness.
You can read more about Tyront and Nick Wolf’s relationship in this wonderful 2011 Kane County Chronicle article by Brenda Schory.