BLACK RIVER FLASS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming a new member to its team. Sheriff Duane Waldera says K-9 Oaklee is a 7-month-old bloodhound who is trained in trailing. Oaklee will be used for locating missing persons and for tracking suspects in criminal cases. Chief Deputy Adam Olson will be her handler.

Olson submitted a grant application last year to the Jimmy Ryce Center asking for help funding a bloodhound for the sheriff’s office. He was awarded a grant and then partnered with Bluegrass Bloodhound in Kentucky to receive Oaklee.