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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Police Department swore in two new special officers last night.
At the regular meeting of the Marquette City Commission, Police officially swore in the department’s two new drug dogs, Frodo and Scud.
The pair take over for Nero, the city’s previous narcotics dog, who retired earlier this year after seven years of service. Both new dogs are highly trained in drug trafficking and narcotic interdiction.
According to Marquette Police Chief Mike Angeli, the purchase of the dogs and their training cost about $35,000. A community-based drive to fund the purchase of the two canines was very successful and raised more than the needed amount.
The remaining funds will be used to support the dogs on the police force.
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