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Howard County Sheriff's Department K9 retires

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 11:22:42-05

KOKOMO, Ind. -- An 11-year-old K9 has retired after working for the Howard County Sheriff's Department for eight years. 

Mac, a Belgian Malinois, served as a Dual Purpose Explosives Detection K9 and was assigned to Corporal Steve Kline, according to a Facebook post from the Howard County Sheriff's Department. 

The Howard County Sheriff's Department would like to announce the official retirement of K-9 Mac. Mac (11 year old...

Posted by Howard County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, 5 January 2016

"Mac served in this community and communities throughout Indiana in assisting with numerous bomb threats and callouts. Mac has been instrumental in tracking and assisting Deputies in capturing numerous offenders throughout his career. Mac worked in cooperation with Grissom Air Reserve Base when needed for providing security and detection for high profile visitors and general assistance when requested. Mac will enjoy retirement at the home of Corporal Steve Kline and enjoy being spoiled by his wife and children," the post said. 

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Corporal Kline will be working with a new K9 partner. The dog will have to go through six weeks of training before patrolling the streets. 

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