Sarasota police K9 team places first in obstacle course event during K9 competition

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Sarasota police K9 officer and his K9 partner placed first in an event at the Gulf Coast K9 Competition in Cape Coral on Saturday. 

Officer Jake Nelson and Bronson were one of 19 times from throughout the state who competed in various competitions that displayed K9 handling skills.

Those competitions included an obstacle course, a hardest hitting dog competition and fastest dog competition.

Officers Nelson and Bronson won first place in the obstacle course.

“Officer Nelson and K9 Bronson are an excellent team.  They train hard and work diligently to catch criminals and keep the City of Sarasota safe,” said Sergeant Bruce King, supervisor of the Sarasota Police Department K9 Unit.

“It’s nice when others get to see their bond and discipline get put to a test like the competition in Cape Coral this weekend.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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