Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Mourns The Passing Of K-9 Deputy Zorro

Friday, February 15, 2019
Sheriff Jim Hammond and the HCSO are sad to announce that retired K-9 Deputy Zorro passed away on Sunday.

Zorro was born in 2007 and began his career in 2008 with the HCSO. He served with distinction until officially retiring in 2015. He was trained in criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, and narcotics detection. Zorro also assisted the federal Postal Service several times during his career by searching suspicious packages which ultimately resulted in numerous narcotic and money seizures.

During Zorro’s distinguished career, he was credited with assisting federal, state, and local law enforcement with numerous suspect apprehensions as well as countless narcotics seizures which ultimately led to successful prosecutions at the federal and state level.

During his well-deserved retirement, Zorro lived with his trusted handler and his family spending his days as a cherished friend and treasured companion.

The HCSO is proud of Zorro and his service to our community.

Easter Bunny And Chattanooga Police Officers Join Forces On April 6

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

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The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution approved the nomination by the Judge David Campbell Chapter the Woman in American History award to the late Rosalind Ewing Martin. ... (click for more)


Happenings

Easter Bunny And Chattanooga Police Officers Join Forces On April 6

The Easter Bunny will be accompanied by Chattanooga Police Department officers who will color and chat with kids on April 6, f rom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m . AARP Tennessee will be on hand to dish out snacks and giveaways. “The aim of this event is to provide a time and place for the community and police officers to interact in a lighthearted, non-emergency situation,” said Officer Trevor ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

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Breaking News

Man Found Dead In Bradley County Early Sunday Morning; Matthew Wolfcale, 25, Arrested

Matthew L. Wolfcale, 25, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to a deadly shooting in Bradley County Sunday morning. He is in custody in the Bradley County Jail. At 4:08 a.m. deputies responded to reports of a gunshot at 3515 Bates Pike SE. Upon arrival, a male victim was found deceased. A search warrant has been secured and investigators are ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze Involving 2 Houses On Dodson Avenue Late Saturday Night

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Chattanooga firefighters responded to a report of a house fire on Dodson Avenue. Firefighters with Engine 5 were the first on the scene. Captain Joey Smith said two houses at 610 and 612 Dodson Ave. were engulfed in flames on the backside of the structures, and the flames were spreading quickly. Captain Smith said they took hand-held ... (click for more)

Opinion

Growth Can Continue At Ooltewah On Septic Tanks

I want to set the record straight about growth in North Hamilton County. On Feb. 21, 2019, County Mayor Coppinger called a “reset” meeting with the residents of Ooltewah/Harrison over the proposed sewer plant in North Hamilton County. In front of this community, I stood up and specifically asked the county mayor if growth could continue in Ooltewah and Harrison on septic tanks ... (click for more)

Our Roads Need To Be Repaired For Ironman - And Response

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