Officer Luke Gutzwiller/K9 Earl

CO officer Luke Gutzwiller kneeing by his dog Earl

Earl is a German Shepherd imported from Slovakia. He and his handler, Conservation Officer Luke Gutzwiller, are trained to assist conservation officers throughout the state with:

  • Tracking of persons
  • Wildlife detection
  • Evidence recovery
  • Officer protection
  • Criminal apprehension
  • Performing educational demonstrations
The use of specially trained dogs increases the state's abilities to detect wildlife violations, find trespassers and catch poachers.

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