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Vermilion Police Department welcomes new K-9 officer to the force

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 13:49:17-04

VERMILION, Ohio — The Vermilion Police Department said goodbye to a longtime employee and not long after welcomed an adorable new recruit.

On Sunday, after more than seven years of service with the Vermilion Police Department, K-9 officer Miro worked his last shift before retiring.

The 9-and-a-half-year-old officer was in good health, but it was his time to retire from service. Miro will live at home with his K-9 handler and his family, police said.

With a void in the K-9 officer position, the Vermilion Police Department brought on a new member to the force—a 15-month-old German shepherd named Falon.

K-9 officer Falon was imported as a puppy from the Czech Republic and has been raised by the police department’s K-9 Trainer, Mike Watkins.

The Vermilion Police Department will start K-9 officer Falon’s training program on Monday, preparing him to be a dual-purpose narcotics and patrol K-9 officer.