BENTON COUNTY -- Benton County's newest police dog has a new name.

Ragnar is the name chosen for the one-year-old black German Shepherd.

Sheriff Troy Heck says they received over 1,200 name suggestions since asking the public on December 27th.

Heck says Ragnar will begin a four-month training program with his handler at the end of the month.

If all goes well, Ragnar should be ready to go this summer and make his first public appearance at the Benton County Fair.