County retires K-9 Aros to handler

Supervisors shake hands with Harry Schrum, who now officially owns Aros, a former productive Yavapai Sheriff’s K-9.

Supervisors shake hands with Harry Schrum, who now officially owns Aros, a former productive Yavapai Sheriff’s K-9.

COTTONWOOD - It was a happy moment as Yavapai Supervisors Monday gave Deputy Harry Schrum a certificate of ownership after transferring a 10-year K-9 Aros from the Sheriff's Department to the K-9 handler.

Supervisors were told that police dogs are normally retired after seven years on the job. During that time, Aros has helped seize hundreds of pounds of marijuana in addition to cocaine, methamphetamine and other drug contraband.

Board Chairman Chip Davis wanted to make sure that the county received the one dollar transfer fee. Sheriff Steve Waugh came up with the cash.

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