Sheriff’s Office Introduces Their Second Newest Member to the Community

This morning, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference at Indium Corporation in Clinton to introduce the latest member of the Sheriff’s K9 Unit to the public. Indium Corporation’s donation that made it possible for the Sheriff’s Office to purchase a one-year-old Belgian Malinois from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania. This is the second announcement in a series of events planned for this week as three new Sheriff’s Office K9’s are introduced to the community.

During today’s event, Greg Evans, CEO, along with Ross Berntson, President and COO, and Dawn Roller, the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, at Indium Corporation, welcomed “Indi” as he was led in the building by his handler – Deputy Daniel Walts. Deputy Walts has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since 2017 and has been assigned to the road patrol until his recent reassignment to the K9 Unit. In addition to his regular patrol duties, Deputy Walts also serves in several other areas of the Sheriff’s Office including the Marine / ATV / Snowmobile Units, Firearms & General Topics Instructor, Car Seat Technician, and is a certified member of the Crisis Intervention Team. Deputy Walts and Indi are currently in an active training program to become certified in Explosive Ordinance Detection and Tracking.

The name “Indi” was chosen by Indium Corporation as it was their generous donation that made this purchase possible.

“The Sheriff’s Office is grateful to Indium Corporation for working together with us on this project of expanding our K9 Unit. Indium Corporation has a long history of giving back to the community in so many ways and we cannot thank them enough. This partnership between the business community and law enforcement, thinking outside of the box, significantly enhances public safety”, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

"Indium Corporation’s existence is deeply intertwined with the Mohawk Valley region, employing folks in our area for the last 90 years. We are committed to support the communities that have been integral to our longstanding success,” said Greg Evans, Indium Corporation’s CEO. “Our collaboration with the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to sponsor Indi, a K-9, serves part of our local mission. By strengthening our support of first responders and ensuring the safety of our communities, we foster vibrant communities. We are very pleased to contribute to the area in which were founded.”

Indium Corporation® is a premier materials refiner, smelter, manufacturer, and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil®. Founded in 1934, the company has global technical support and factories located in China, Germany, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.