When Polk County Master Deputy Joseph Gill goes to work, his best friend is by his side. His best friend just happens to be a four-and-a-half year old German shepherd named Shea.
“I spend more time with this dog than I do with anyone else,” said Gill. “If I go to work, he’s with me. If I’m at home, he’s with me. If I’m out back, he’s playing with me.”
K-9 handlers like Gill understand the bond St. Petersburg Police officer Jeff Yaslowitz had with his dog, Ace.
Ace wasn’t involved in the attempted capture of Hydra Lacy Monday morning, but the death of Yaslowitz leaves many questions about Ace’s future.