Celebrate National K9 Veterans Day

Friends of Botetourt K9 join us to tell us about these great working dogs
Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 3:00 PM EDT
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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Deputy Kevin Smusz from the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office, along with retired K9 Jaap, joined us Monday on Here @ Home on National K9 Veterans Day.

Deputy Smusz told us more about K9 Jaap, who is a Dutch Shepherd and joined the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office in Spring 2017. Jaap was born September 3, 2013 in Holland.

Jaap served the residents of Botetourt County by sniffing out illegal narcotics, tracking suspects and apprehending dangerous individuals. Jaap retired from the Sheriff’s Office March 3, 2022.

Jaap’s retirement care is funded by a local non-profit called Friends of Botetourt K9.