• Pawsitively awesome: Meet the K-9 officers who help fight crime in Central Florida

    By: Kelly Healey

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    It’s a "ruff" job, but somebody’s got to do it.

     

    Law enforcement agencies around the world have used K-9s to take a bite out of crime for many years. However, some pups are therapy dogs that help ease tense situations.

     

    The K-9s train hard and form close bonds with their human counterparts.

     

    Check out some brave K-9s that serve and protect Central Florida neighborhoods:

     

     

    Story: Marion County K-9 Unit trains in water to beat the Florida heat

     

     

    Watch: K-9 helps catch Dunnellon man who beat woman with mop, deputies say

     

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