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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Saturday November 3rd, 2018 :: 09:31 p.m. EDT


Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Canine “Ares” To Be Laid To Rest Wednesday. SHERIFF VICTOR HILL

It is with great sadness that the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office announce that K-9 “Ares” has passed away to eternal rest. 


K-9 Ares served the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Clayton County with distinction for 8 years.  K-9 Ares specialized in narcotics detection serving in both the Cobra Unit and the Vice Squad which are both parts of Sheriff Victor Hill’s elite special forces.  Ares was the epitome of a “crime fighter” in his career finding millions of dollars worth of illegal narcotics while in Cobra and Vice.


Ares ended his career in the jail division making history as the first K-9 to be assigned to patrol Georgia’s toughest para-military jail exclusively.  There he patrolled with the Sheriff’s elite Scorpion unit which which is the special forces for the jail.  K-9 Ares insured that criminals feared even thinking of bringing illegal narcotics into the Clayton County jail.  


On Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 2pm, K9 Ares will receive full honors with a police funeral escort from  545 S Glynn St Fayetteville GA to the Sheriffs office where he will be laid to rest.  Officer Demetris Johnson pictured with Ares and the Sheriff was the K-9 handler of Ares.  Johnson will speak on behalf of his fallen partner at the funeral.


Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
9157 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

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