The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of their newest canine named “Danno,” which was the chosen winning name submitted by a fifth-grader from Barrington.
The sheriff’s office introduced Canine Danno Friday morning and said they were excited to announce he is officially the newest sheriff’s office recruit.
Danno is a 20-month-old male German Shepherd, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli.
Danno met his human partner, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Martini, on Monday. The two will now undergo two months of intense training.
The training will consist of canine psychology, obedience, agility, tracking, scent detection and more, Covelli said.
Following the initial training, Canine Danno will be officially sworn in as a Lake County sheriff’s deputy.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received nearly 1,000 votes for various canine names from Lake County students during their naming contest.
Fifth-grader Norah Gault, who is from Barrington, was the lucky winner. He submitted the name Danno for consideration.
Norah is a student in Barrington School District 220, Covelli said.
“I think everyone who grew up watching Hawaii Five-O will have a light-hearted appreciation for the name Danno,” Sheriff John Idleburg said.
“We are very excited to welcome Canine Danno to our team and we are thrilled Norah Gault selected such a great name. I truly enjoyed the enthusiasm from the youth of our community in helping us pick out a name for our newest canine,” Idleburg added.