Deputy Bill Connor took his K-9 partner, Portos, to the county board meeting Tuesday to show their latest award to the county board.
Portos, now 8 years old and recently re-certified, and Connor were recognized with the United States Police Canine Association Region XII outstanding performance quarterly award for crime detection and prevention.
Police officers are not allowed to search a vehicle without the owner’s consent unless a police dog first signals there is reason to search it. Connor and Portos were called to assist officers with a stopped vehicle in Cass Lake Oct. 17, 2010. Portos indicated there was something in the vehicle trunk.