Marshall PD adds K-9 cop to force

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 5:38pm

On November 26, 2012, the Marshall Police Department added a new K-9 to the K-9 Division. Amor, a solid black German shepherd was handpicked by staff of Marshall PD and was actively involved in his training with his handler Officer Justin Mills. With the loss of two its K-9‘s over the past year, Amor is a welcomed addition to the PD staff.

Amor was born in the Czech Republic on 6/5/2010. Amor began his training in the Czech republic at K-9 work dogs(www.K9workdogs.com). Amor was then purchased by Worldwide Canine (Spring Branch, TX) where he continued his patrol training as well as began training for narcotic detection.

Donations from the Marshall Lions Club, Jack and Diane Hester, Summit United Methodist Church, LATX Operations, Mr. J. Cleveland Heard, William Hatfield as well as all proceeds from a Marshall Police Officer Association raffle made the purchase of Amor possible. The Marshall Police Department wishes to thank all of these donors and all individuals who purchased a raffle ticket.

The K-9 Division plays an important role in the Police Departments efforts to curb drug activity on our streets and in the community. Amor is patrol and narcotic certified which means not only can he seek out hidden drugs and contraband; he can also be used to track lost children as well as fleeing suspects.

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