The Prescott Police Department, through the generosity of the Yavapai County Community Foundation, was the recipient of a recent K-9 grant. Our new K-9 and her handler, Officer Shawn Bray, have just completed a 4 week intensive training, so they could be certified as a drug detection Police team. They are now ready to start Patrol.
We asked for Prescott elementary school children, 6th grade and below, to help us name her. We received approximately 650 name submissions. The submissions were varied and very creative. Among some favorites submitted were: ‘Sherlock Bones, Copper, Sano, and Silk’. We would like to thank all of those that submitted their suggestions.
A selection group comprised of members of the police department and other City of Prescott employees were almost immediately taken with the name ‘Blue’. The group felt the name “Blue” not only represented the color of our Prescott Police Department uniform, but that it also referenced the “Thin Blue Line.” The phrase “Thin Blue Line” has come to represent police officers standing as a thin line between good and evil as we protect our community. This phrase also offers a touching tribute to Officers who have been killed in the line of duty. This winning name was submitted by 5 year old Prescott resident Sasha Siregar. Sasha attends Mountain Oak.
Chief Black introduced Blue and Officer Bray to the community today at a Coffee with a Cop event. Sasha was also on hand to meet Blue.