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FPD seeks funds for new K-9

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 23rd, 2013

K-9 Officer Brasso, shown here with Officer Ken Larson, said farewell to the city last year during a presentation by city council and then-Mayor Phil Brubaker

The members of the Florence Police Department strive to provide a high level of service to the residents and business owners of the city. The police department is continuously looking to improve its level of training along with the purchasing of equipment necessary to maintain a standard of excellence. In its quest to improve its services, the Florence Police Department is hoping to acquire another police canine.

In May 2012, Canine Brasso retired from the Florence Police Department after sustaining a devastating spine injury. For the past several months of working without a patrol canine in the Florence area, it has become evident for the need to replace Brasso. Brasso had assisted the residents of Florence for more than seven years and was instrumental in locating a range of people from lost individuals to murder suspects.

For the complete article see the 04-24-2013 issue.

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