Whitfield County K-9 deputy and ‘America’s Top Dog’ star quits over dog care dispute

Contributed photo / Former Whitfield County K-9 Deputy Todd Thompson and K-9 officer Eddy are shown in front of Thompson's patrol car. Thompson quit his 20-year career at the Sheriff's Office due to a disagreement with management over breaks Thompson requested to go to his home to care for Eddy, who was forced to retire two years ago.
Contributed photo / Former Whitfield County K-9 Deputy Todd Thompson and K-9 officer Eddy are shown in front of Thompson's patrol car. Thompson quit his 20-year career at the Sheriff's Office due to a disagreement with management over breaks Thompson requested to go to his home to care for Eddy, who was forced to retire two years ago.

Former Whitfield County Sheriff's Office K-9 officer Eddy and his handler, former Deputy Todd Thompson, were the pride of the Sheriff's Office in 2019, when the duo competed on the reality TV show "America's Next Top Dog."

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