Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office retired K9 ‘Jury’ dies

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – One retired K9 in the East has passed away, according to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.

LCSO says retired canine “Jury” was donated to the LCSO in 2011 by Anson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jimmy Williams.

She started her career at the LCSO by being assigned to handler Kenneth Black from 2011-2014 and was then assigned to handler Gary Turner from 2014-2016. From 2016-2018, she was assigned to Sgt. Jothan Nesselrotte. Then, from 2018-2021 to Steven Key; and from 2021 to her retirement in January 2023, she was assigned to Detective John Harper.

Jury specialized in tracking and trailing and was responsible for numerous positive locates with her different handlers throughout her career. She was often called upon by outside agencies to assist in locating missing children, missing dementia patients, and various suspects.

LCSO says Jury was loved throughout the Sheriff’s Office but none more so than by her handlers.

She retired from her long service career in January 2023 and returned home with her former handler, Sgt. Nesselrotte.