Lab joins Bulldogs thanks to detention center


March 26, 2014

Deputies Andy Burnett and Kevin Logsdon from the Grayson County Detention Center recently spent time with students during Wilkey’s “Bulldogs Beyond the Bell” after school program. The staff is always eager to educate students about the Corrections field, even as a possible career.

Burnett is the Detention Center’s dog handler and introduced the students to K-9 deputy Spike, a one-year-old black lab, trained to detect six different illegal drugs. Spike delighted students, demonstrating his skills by locating a training sample of drugs. Logsdon gave students ways to handle someone who might offer them illegal drugs, and explained how drugs harm their future.

Grayson County Detention Center Chief Deputy Jason Woosley said it is “a great opportunity for the Detention Center to work with Wilkey.” He added that by sharing the unique program students could experience a side of corrections quite different from what is often seen “on TV or in the movies.”

The Detention Center will continue working with the “Beyond the Bell” program until the end of the school year.