A K-9 unit with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is set to head to the Super Bowl next month to help keep the massive event safe.
Deputy Ryan Fisher and K-9 Lola, who is trained to sniff out nitrate, will be part of the security detail at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Deputy Fisher and Lola were selected by the Department of Homeland Security to help out with security. Sheriff Todd Baxter says the experience will be valuable for the entire department, as he will be able to share his experience.
“We are both excited and honored for Deputy Fisher and Lola to provide support and protection during one of America’s favorite pastimes and most popular sporting events, the Super Bowl,” said Sheriff Baxter in a news release. “The lessons learned, training, and knowledge that Deputy Fisher and Lola will gain through this experience will only strengthen our K-9 team and the Sheriff’s Office as a whole.”
Super Bowl 53 kicks off on February 3 at 6:30 p.m. on News 8.