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Published: Sunday, 6/3/2007

Officer Rex retires from Tiffin K-9 unit

TIFFIN Officer Rex retired yesterday from a career of focused nosiness in the Tiffin Police Department K-9 unit, Chief David A. LaGrange announced.

Rex, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois a variety of Belgian shepherd will spend retirement with its human police partner, Officer Joseph Feld.

A new police dog is expected to begin service next month after the dog and the human handler are certified for drug and patrol work. The new dog will be selected from a kennel in Denver, Ind., where the dog and the handler will receive five weeks of intensive training.

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