Hurricane buys ‘dual purpose’ police dog
By Bob Mims
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jul 14 2014 12:26 pm • Last Updated Jul 14 2014 04:40 pm
Hurricane police have added a four-footed officer to the force, a 3-year-old Belgium Malinois named Paige.
Sgt. Brandon Buell said Monday that the K-9 officer is a "dual purpose" law enforcement canine, having been trained in both criminal apprehension and narcotics detection.
Buell did not say how much Paige cost the department, but did say that the purchase was made possible by asset forfeiture funds.
Paige will be teamed up with her handler, Officer Jayson Despain, who is undergoing training with the dog prior deployment.
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