Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

K-9 Zaki essential to law enforcement in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports K-9 Handler Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki logged more than 272 hours of training in 2019. The training included narcotics detection; obedience; tracking, article search, and bite work; and certifications. The two have found and seized various amounts of drugs with a suspected combined street value of $27,527. […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Deputy Chris Mueller resigns from Livingston County Sheriff’s Department

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports he received a resignation letter this week from Deputy/K-9 Handler Chris Mueller. His resignation will be effective December 31st. Mueller recently married and “has better financial and family opportunities with his next job.” Mueller was instrumental in helping raise funds for K-9 Zaki and helped form Zaki into a […]

Deputy Chris Mueller and K-9 Officer Zaki

Deputies Mueller and Zaki receive recognition for lending assistance in Daviess County

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office received a letter of commendation from Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra Tuesday for work Zaki and Deputy Chris Mueller performed in late August. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports Becerra asked for assistance in the third day of searching for a suspect allegedly involved in a $10,000,000 marijuana growing operation. […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police have busy morning with the arrest of six

Chillicothe Police are reporting the arrest of six individuals, all Tuesday morning, following various investigations with one person an alleged wanted individual. While a detective was applying for a search warrant, officers were waiting at the residence. In the meantime, Police Chief Jon Maples responded to a trespassing call and arrested a 20-year-old female who […]

Canine Officer Zaki in Body Armor

K-9 officer Zaki stops escaping prisoner in Chillicothe

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox credits the departments’ law enforcement K-9 with running after a prisoner who fled on foot while at the sheriff’s office in Chillicothe, but stopped once he saw the dog in action. 20-year-old Jeremiah Joel Bailiff of St. Louis was being finger-printed when the alleged escape from custody occurred. Bailiff had been arrested following […]