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Officer Gary Shavers and Mato competed in trials held in Marshall County in April 2008. There were approximately 60 K9s and handlers present from Region 22 (Alabama and Georgia). Many have competed numerous times without winning awards. This was Mato's first competition!
Mato has since won other trophies, awards & medallions at other trials:
2010 USPCA Region 22 PD1 Obedience 1st place
2011Overall Dual Purpose Region 22 Chatt, TN First Place
2011 Overall PD1 Region 22 Chatt, TN Second Place
2012 Overall PD1 Region 22 G’ville, AL Third Place
2012 Overall Dual Purpose Region 22 G’ville, AL Third Place
2011 Medallion Obedience Region 22 Chatt, TN Third Place
2011 Medallion Criminal Apprehension Region 22 Chatt, TN Third Place
2012 Medallion Obedience Region 22 G’ville, AL Third Place
We are very proud of Mato.
On May 28, 2007 the Scottsboro Police Department enhanced their capabilities to serve the Scottsboro citizens by welcoming Mato to the force.
The Scottsboro Police Department is looking forward to utilizing Mato and Officer Shavers to assist with patrol, rescue, tracking, and drug enforcement. Office Shavers and Mato do routine school searches in Scottsboro and Jackson County.
Chief Dawe will evaluate the K-9 unit and if it does well, he will seriously consider additional K-9 units.