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SLOAN COLUMN: Doggone, but these deputies are cute

on Monday, 11 October 2021. Posted in Columns

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has nine new furry deputies: Bristol, Dallas, Charlotte (AKA Big Mama), Nash (AKA Big Daddy), Memphis, Denver, Diego, Raleigh, London (AKA Little Bit).

For those thinking about breaking the law in Chesterfield County, be forewarned: The Sheriff’s Office has nine new furry deputies who will soon be ready to track you down. They may look cute and adorable now, but in a few months they will be all business.

The department’s two bloodhounds, Honeybun and Brutus, decided earlier this year that it was time to start a family. In August, Honeybun gave birth to nine precious puppies.

After giving birth, Honeybun had complications and had to spend several days at the vet. That’s when First Sgt. Jerry Lundy and his wife, Kayla, took the brood home and began bottle-feeding them.

After Honeybun was released from the vet, she found herself unable to nurse her babies.

This was when, according to a Facebook post by Sheriff James Dixon, the department’s employees stepped up to help the Lundys. One weekend the puppies packed a weekend bag to stay with Sgt. Justin Reichard and his wife, Katelyn. While First Sgt. Lundy was on night shift, the puppies came to the office for bottle-feeding and some love from the office staff and their children.

It was Frst Sgt Lundy and his family that decided to name the pups after cities. They are Bristol, Dallas, Charlotte (AKA Big Mama), Nash (AKA Big Daddy), Memphis, Denver, Diego, Raleigh, and London (AKA Little Bit).

“These bloodhounds will be used within our office and in other law enforcement agencies,” posted Dixon. “Training will begin in the months to come.”

Honeybun is now doing well and her puppies have received the best love and care. The sheriff extended a special thanks to the Lundy family “for all they have done for these puppies and especially for the around the clock care they have given.” He also thanked the employees that “stepped up to help while still getting their regular work done.”

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