DEL NORTE COUNTY, Calif.-- On Friday, the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office named their new K-9 after a former California Army Captain, who died in the line of duty.
According to the sheriff's office, after receiving hundreds of great ideas for names, the Del Norte County Sheriff's Office decided to announce the official name of their new K9, Bruno.
The Sheriff's office says that the name came from a hero of theirs, Army Capt. Bruno de Solenni, who died in the line of duty after he was killed by a roadside bomb on Sept. 20, 2008 in Kandahar.
De Solenni was born and raised in Crescent City, California
According to Sheriff Apperson, they reached out to the de Solenni family and got their blessing, to named the K9 after their son
"This name just feels right," Sheriff Apperson said. "K9 (Cpt) Bruno will serve Del Norte County public safety with focus and commitment. He will make our region a safer place and in no small way carry on the legacy that came from his namesake. I am proud to be a part of this moment."