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Sep 4, 2013 2:12 PM by Faye DeHoff

Meet the newest member of the South Tucson Police Department

SOUTH TUCSON - A new member of the South Tucson Police Department is ready for patrol!

It has been over 10 years since South Tucson has deployed a canine for patrol operations. "Enrique" (pronounced N-Reek) is a 16-month old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic and will be a dual purpose K-9 used for the detection of narcotics and patrol.

South Tucson Police was recently awarded Body Armor for Enrique from donations from Catalina Foothills High School Football Booster Club and the local charity, Protect Police K-9. Catalina Foothills Football Booster President Pat Turner, Principal Dr. Angela Chomokos, Assistant Principal /Athletic Director Jody Brase, Head Football Coach Jeff Scurran, The Catalina Foothills students and Protect Police K-9 President Michael Valdez and Vice President Gil Valdez have graciously made this award possible.

An award ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6th, before the Catalina Foothills home football game at 4300 E. Sunrise Drive, where handler Sergeant Thomas Schenek and Enrique will accept the donation and bring out the game ball.

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