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Deputy John Lavinder
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia


Law Enforcement Officer for 24 years

Handling Bloodhounds for 16 years
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office


Member of:
National Police Bloodhound Association since 1993
Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue Association since 1996

Past and Present Instructor/Officer of:
National Police Bloodhound Association 

Virginia Bloodhound Search and Rescue Association
International Canine Academy for Search Training

John has instructed at schools throughout the United States

Has worked cases for Local,

Has been recognized as an Expert Witness

Has trained and handled five Bloodhounds

Has trained hundreds of Bloodhound Teams from the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Brazil

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