Sheriff’s K-9 specialist named TOP DOG in DC awards ceremony
|Photo courtesy of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department|
Finn and his canine partner "Bo" have worked with the U.S. Marshals Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force in the Eastern District of Louisiana since 2003.
He is one of several local officers assigned to work with the alongside the DEA and the FBI as part of a federal task force.
Together, Finn and Bo have worked with the Task Force to track down and arrest some of the district's most dangerous fugitives, including two defendants profiled on America's Most Wanted, and three major case arrests.
Sheriff Greg Champagne understands the importance of Finn's work ethic and said the joint efforts with other agencies help St. Charles while at the same time, helping people in other parishes and locations take a bite out of crime.
"As everybody is well aware, crime is a regional problem," Champagne said.
"This regional cooperative effort with our federal law enforcement agencies helps not only the metro area deal with crime, but in return we receive additional manpower from these agencies in our local crime-fighting effort."
Even when Finn was temporarily called back to the sheriff's department in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he continued to support the task force during early-morning, late-evening, or weekend “fugitive call-outs.”
That means when trouble was brewing, Finn took the initiative - and answered the calls.
One supervisor said of the two, "Paul finds ‘em, and Bo catches ‘em."
Each year the director recognizes an officer from outside the marshals service who makes significant contributions to law enforcement and the missions of the Marshals Service.
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