By Brandi Underwood
BECKLEY, W.Va. — With one year with his new partner in the books, Cpl. Jamie Bloom of the Beckley Police Department said that it’s been his most rewarding year in his 12-year law enforcement career thus far.
He gives the credit to his sidekick and K-9 companion Ciro, a two-year-old full-blooded German shepherd that hits the streets with him each night in the patrol car.
Tasked as part of the department’s narcotics unit, Bloom explained that Ciro hails from Eastern Europe — Slovakia, to be specific — and each of his commands are given in the Czech language.