Sheriff’s Office Newest Member Introduced to the Community

This morning, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference at Mastrovito Hyundai in Yorkville to introduce the newest member of the Sheriff’s K9 Unit to the public. Frank Mastrovito, owner of Mastrovito Hyundai, provided a $9,000 donation that made it possible for the Sheriff’s Office to purchase the 15 month old purebred German Shepard from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania. This is the first in a series of events planned for this week as three new K9’s are introduced to the community.

During today’s event, Frank Mastrovito introduced and welcomed “Mastro” as he was led in the building by his handler – Deputy Christopher Dorr. Deputy Dorr has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since 2020 and has been assigned to the road patrol until his recent reassignment to the K9 Unit. Deputy Dorr and Mastro are currently in an active training program to become certified. Mastro will eventually be certified in patrol work and narcotics detection.

The name “Mastro” was chosen by the Mastrovito family as it was their donation that made this purchase possible.

“With the tremendous support of community minded businesses like Mastrovito Hyundai, the Sheriff’s Office is able to greatly expand our K9 Unit as we continue to do all we can to keep the people of Oneida County safe”, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

“Mastrovito Hyundai is proud to support the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and excited to purchase and introduce the newest member of their team, Mastro! Thank you, Sheriff Maciol, for the opportunity to be a part of this journey with your team and for all the hard work and dedication you show our community every day. Mastrovito Hyundai is a local family owned and operated dealership dedicated to providing its customers with the best experience possible! It is our mission to make everyone – employees, customers, community members - feel welcome and appreciated. From the minute you walk in our doors, you will be treated like family by our family!”, according to Frank Mastrovito.