Dogs will be dogs
Hubbard County Dep. Dan Kruchowski and Oakley did well last week in the 2011 United States Police Canine Association national trials, winning 13th in the nation. Dan and Oakley's 4-man team received top honors in the team competition held in Detroit Lakes, said Sheriff Cory Aukes. "And a member of Dan's team was the National Champion, who happens to be Oakley's brother. He is from the Austin Police Deptartment," Aukes said. "Oakley's first two categories were nearly flawless with scores of 59 out of a possible of 60 and then a 68 out of 70, Aukes added. "The only error Oakley made on one of those categories was taking a bite/mouthful of grass during the exercise. Shame on him! I am very proud of both of them." Here Oakley is participating in a demonstration in Laporte, where the asphalt turf wasn't a temptation. But he did redeem himself last week assisting Becker County authorities in a real-life drama, searching for a fleeing felon and some contraband.