Fulton Co. Sheriff swears in new K-9 deputy

Sheriff Ted Jackson welcomed the newest four-legged cadet to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

K-9 Deputy Diesel, a Belgium Malinois, was born in Holland three years ago.

Diesel is a dual-purpose canine trained to track, apprehend suspects, and locate illegal drugs and  cell telephones.

Deputy Thomas and K-9 Diesel will also patrol Fulton County as members of the Law Enforcement Division.

Earlier this year, Deputy Byron Thomas and K-9 Diesel began their training together for 400 hours before graduating from the program in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.