It is with great sadness that the Levy County Sheriff’s Office announces the loss of K-9 Deputy Taz. Taz passed away Tuesday evening after a brief illness. Taz dedicated 9 years and 2 months of service to the Levy County citizens with his handler Cpl. Willie “Pete” Barnes.
Taz wore the badge with honor and dignity dedicating himself to thousands of hours of training. He served without hesitation, ready to hurl himself into harm's way at a moment's notice or give demonstrations for children at community events.