Meet Rojo. Rojo is a two-year old German Shepard that is the newest deputy assigned to the patrol division of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. Rojo is currently training his new handler, Deputy Nathan Skaer. Their job, once training is complete, will be to “sniff out” drug dealers in and around Yamhill County.
Rojo was named after Sgt. ROdriguez, JOse who served with Deputy Skaer in Afganistan. Sgt. Rodriguez was a true American hero who died serving this country on June 19th, 2012 when their unit was ambushed with small arms fire on patrol in the Kandahar Province.
Deputy Skaer and Rojo will be a tool available to our deputies, neighboring agencies, and the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team (YCINT) in an effort to combat the drugs which are affecting the quality of life, and sometimes ending the lives, of our citizens. The goal in the future is to have two dogs in service for this mission. Deputy Jerry Druery has been selected as the handler of the second dog