Thomas Cunningham and K-9 Doc

State Park Peace Officer Lifeguard Thomas Cunningham and K-9 Doc are assigned to San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area in the Central Valley District. Doc is a black and tan German shepherd born on Aug. 1, 2021. He is a patrol K-9 trained to find and apprehend uncooperative suspects while protecting his handler, other officers, and the public. He is also certified in explosives detection, and tracking. Doc loves protecting the extraordinary biological diversity and culture resources for the State of California. He also makes sure to take time to visit the California State Park Junior Lifeguard community. Off duty, he lives at home with Officer Cunningham and his two “brothers,” Byrd and Ben. When not at work, Doc enjoys a good game of fetch and a lazy afternoon with his family. Doc is the third canine member to join the State Park Peace Officer (Lifeguard) Program.