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County K-9 Arras Visited Miller’s Senior Living

November 22, 2012
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  11/26/12 Marshall County Patrolman Brandon Cooper and his K-9 partner Arras visited with residents and guests at Miller’s Senior Living Community Tuesday afternoon, November 13. Arras is a new officer added to The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. He is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois that was imported from Holland. A Belgian Malinois is a new breed to the United States. They are known as a sheep herding dog but because of their amazing brain and their athletic ability they make remarkable K-9 dogs.

Arras was purchased and trained through Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana. Arras is a trained narcotics detector dog as well as a certified Patrol K9 though the North American Working Dog Association. He is trained to find the drugs marijuana, heroine, cocaine, meth and ecstasy.

Arras and Patrolman Cooper work the night shift. While working the evening before their presentation at Miller’s, Arras found forty three and a half grams of cocaine in a traffic stop. Patrolman Cooper pointed out that Marshall County has three K-9 officers. There is one at Bremen, one for the city of Plymouth and then Arras with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. It is getting to the point where drug traffickers do not want to come through Marshall County because of the Patrol K-9’s!

Because Patrolman Cooper gives his partner commands in Dutch he jokes that, “Arras speaks Dutch and has a passport. I don’t even have a passport!”

While working the evening before their Miller’s presentation, Arras found forty three and a half grams of cocaine in a traffic stop. Patrolman Cooper pointed out that Marshall County has three Patrol K-9s. There is one at Bremen, one for the city of Plymouth and then Arras with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. It is getting to the point that drug traffickers do not want come through Marshall County because of the Patrol K-9’s!

Patrolman Cooper explained the Sheriff brought back the K9 program after approximately 4 years without a dog. K-9 dogs are costly as is the equipment that goes along with them. Arras was made possible through a donation from the Lake Maxinkuckee Association. He is available to county and local departments as well as for public information programs.

Photo: Patrol K-9 Arras loves to be petted when he isn’t working on a case. He found friends at Miller’s Senior Living Community in Rita Nye and Martha Sarber.

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