Remembering Ryder: Gone but never forgotten
K9 assisted in more than 30 apprehensions
April 13, 2023
Ryder was Sgt. Heather Prigger's best friend.
In April 2017, the Mason County Sheriff's Office bought Ryder from a kennel in Shelton. The dog remained with Prigger until his death last month due to an aggressive form of canine cancer.
Sheriff's Office K9s live with their handlers and essentially become their dogs. As soon as Prigger saw Ryder, she said she knew he was the dog for her.
"I fell in love with him," Prigger told the Journal. "He was incredibly friendly, loving. We had an instant connection from the moment I got him. We connected and it was love from the beginning. We looked at...
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