BR police dogs win top honors in contest BR police dogs win top honors in contest Advocate staff report April 27, 2014 Comments Omega, Gunner and Ranger were among the Baton Rouge police German shepherds that came away with honors at a Friday afternoon awards show following a week of competition in the United States Police Canine Region 10 field trials. The three-day competition, hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, featured dogs from agencies around the parish, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a Baton Rouge police spokesman. Baton Rouge police dogs came away winners during Friday’s awards ceremony at the L’Auberge Casino & Hotel. The competition ended on Thursday. Omega won the “Top Dog” award, along with handler Cpl. Kirt Allen, a Baton Rouge police officer, McKneely said. Gino, Bam-Bam and Ranger finished third, fourth and fifth in the top patrol dog category. Gunner won the sportsmanship award, along with handler Sgt. Scott Montgomery, also a BRPD officer. Tag, Cane, Ranger and Prada were among winners of other categories such as agility, scent work and drug sniffing, McKneely said.