Loudoun County, VA (October 15, 2016) – The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office is asking the county for funding for a second explosives detection canine, restoring a position that has gone empty for years.
A second bomb-sniffing dog team would make Loudoun better equipped to respond to threats like this week’s scare, which shut down Tuscarora High School for more than six hours Thursday, much more quickly, said Captain Leif Sundberg. He’s the handler for Aurora, the county’s only bomb-sniffing dog.
Sundberg said he was off duty, doing yard work, and swinging through Leesburg Thursday.
“I get the call yesterday, 30 minutes, I’m on the scene with the Leesburg Police Department,” Sundberg said. “It was a little over an hour for the next dog to show up.”
That’s because the next dog was from the Virginia State Police, coming from Prince William County. After that, a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority dog arrived from Reagan National Airport, and finally—about two hours after Sundberg and Aurora showed up on scene—another state police dog arrived from Culpeper.
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by Renss Greene, LoudounNow