Two New Hampshire K9 Officers Vie for ‘Hero of the Year’ Award
Not one but two New Hampshire police K9's are up for the 'K9 Hero of the Year' award from the Boston Red Sox!
There are six 'K9 Hero' nominees in total that will be honored before Boston v. Chicago game on July 27th, two of which are from the Granite State:
'Daisy Mae' and her partner, Strafford County Deputy Sheriff Keith MacKenzie
On June 3, 2014, K-9 Daisy Mae and handler Deputy Sheriff Keith MacKenzie of the Strafford County, NH Sheriff's Office were called by Maine State Police to track a male suspect in a homicide in St. Francis, ME. After tracking the suspect for 3 miles up a mountain in very rugged terrain, K-9 Daisy Mae alerted to the suspect pointing a rifle at them. The subject was ordered to drop the rifle, which he, did and Maine State Troopers took him into custody, ending the incident.
Sig and his partner, Conservation Officer Mark Hensel
On August 20, 2014, New Hampshire Fish & Game Department K-9 Sig and his handler, Conservation Officer Mark Hensel were called to assist with the search of juvenile in Rumney, NH. A young boy became separated from his grandfather during a hike and he spent the next several hours in the woods. As darkness fell and after several other K-9 units had already searched the area, K-9 Sig successfully established a track and through a heavily wooded area previously contaminated by other K-9's located the boy hiding in his residence.
The Boston Red Sox have set up a voting system for you to help determine the 2014 K-9 Hero of the year.
You can vote once per day.