By Karla Pomeroy

Final call for K-9 Tank


September 27, 2017

BASIN — Nine years ago, the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office began training a 1-year-old English Labrador retriever named Tank. On Aug. 30, 2017, the sheriff’s office, and Tank’s partner Deputy Darold Newman, said goodbye to Tank after a battle with heart ailments.

Sheriff Ken Blackburn said the dog initially was a gift to him from Wilford Brimley. One day Newman was at his house and told Blackburn that the dog would be a good drug dog. Blackburn said, “The rest, as they said, is history.”

Newman said all the training was completed in-house and Tank became a K-9 certified in det...

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