Koontz has been trained through Indiana Canine Assistance Network, ICAN, and will be serving as a fulltime member of the Blackhawk Ministries and Blackhawk Christian Schools staff.

He is named after Deputy Officer Carl Koontz who unfortunately lost his life while serving with the Sheriff’s Office in Howard County, Indiana. Officer Koontz was a kind and loving Husband, Father, and Officer and is greatly missed. Koontz will continue Officer Koontz?s example of loving and serving here at Blackhawk.

Koontz will be of great assistance to all who work, attend, or are involved in Blackhawk Ministries and Blackhawk Christian School. Koontz will be used to provide support to students who are
struggling with various issues, such as anxiety, grief, conflict resolution, behavior, and help to develop greater empathy in our students for others, and also as a nonthreatening way to discuss difficult topics such as death, social differences, and hygiene.

We are excited to have Koontz join our staff, so please stop in and say ?Hi? to our new friend.