Rincon City Council is asking for more details on a potential K9 unit, after Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon made a plea to council members to add one to the force.
Bohannon cited recent incidents in which the department had to request K9 units from outside agencies.
“We’ve been lucky so far,” he said. “Times have changed in Rincon. Within the last two months, we’ve been inundated with serious violent crime.
The issue is the response time of the animals.”
Those incidents have included the use of deadly force against Rincon Police officers, Bohannon said, noting the home invasion suspects who fired upon officers as they responded to an Aug. 2 home invasion on Exley Drive. Two armed gunmen fired at police officers with a SKS automatic rifle, Bohannon said. The weapon was found two weeks later.
For more, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.