First Rensselaer County female K-9 officer celebrates 30 years on the job

Deputy Sandy Blodgett and her K-9

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Authorities say the first female K-9 Officer for the Rensselaer Sheriff’s Office is celebrating her 30 years of service on Monday.

K-9 Deputy Sandy Blodgett was sworn in as a deputy/corrections officer in 1985 and was utilized in both corrections and highway patrol. In 1988 she was appointed full time to highway patrol and in 1989, she became the first female K-9 Officer for the Sheriff’s Office.

For the past 13 years Blodgett has been one of the leading trainers for the Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement K-9 teams throughout Albany’s Capital Region in police tracking and narcotic detection.

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