LCSO Adds Firearm Detection Dog

October 4, 2022

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has added a firearm detection dog.

K9 Abel joins the team and will work with handler Deputy Heithold, who underwent training to work specifically with Abel.

Laurens School District 55 has partnered with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office to add K9 Abel in an effort to further protect students and schools. Abel will alert his handler to the presence of firearms and is a valuable asset to this county.

“Abel is a valuable and cherished addition to our office,” said Sheriff Reynolds. “He is another tool to keep our students safe and I look forward to his service alongside us.”