Lebanon Police get a new canine

Newest member of the force is an immigrant

LEBANON - The Lebanon Police Department has gotten a new canine.

    "K-9 Blesk is a one-year-old male Belgian Malinois that was born in Slovakia and imported into the United States in November of 2017," the department announced on Tuesday.

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    Blesk, which is a Czech for "lightning," will be partnered with his handler, Senior Officer Jeremy Perkins who recently worked with K-9 Max before Max succumbed to cancer in December.

    The announcement noted that the Belgian Malinois is known for being "a very tenacious, high energy, intelligent and friendly working dog."

    Beginning this month, "K-9 Blesk will be dual trained in both drug detection and patrol functions at the Vermont Police Canine Academy in Pittsford, Vermont" before joining Perkins on the beat in Lebanon.

Vermont News can be contacted at vermontnews802@gmail.com

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