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Monday, April 15, 2024

Marion K-9 is one of 8 finalists for ‘Top Dog’ among Florida sheriff’s offices

A K-9 officer at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is into the Elite 8 and needs your votes to become the “Top Dog” among sheriff’s offices across the state. This week, Rex is facing off against Tank, who works for the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office. There are only four head-to-head matchups among the 8 dogs left in the competition. As of this weekend, Rex is neck and neck with Tank, with both dogs sharing nearly identical vote totals.
K9 Tank vs. K9 Rex
K9 Tank held a slight edge over Rex as of Saturday, March 30. (Photo: Florida Sheriff’s Association)
Rex sailed through the first two rounds of the competition. During the round of 16, Rex edged out K-9 officer Dottie, who works for the Miami-Dade Police Department.
K 9 officer Rex of the Marion County Sheriff's Office
K-9 officer Rex of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is running for “Top Dog” in this year’s K9 March Madness competition. (Photo: Marion County Sheriff’s Office)
The round before that, Rex beat out Highway, a canine officer for the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office in northwest Florida. To vote for Rex, visit the K-9 March Madness webpage and click on the check mark over his photo. Voting is open through Thursday, April 4 at 3 p.m. EST for the competition.