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Whitehall Borough Police Swear In Newest K9 Team

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WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) -- The Whitehall Borough Police Department has sworn in its newest K9 team.

The department says K9 Officer Terry Bradford and Finn, a 20-month-old German Shepard, recently completed an intensive 12-week training program at the Pittsburgh Police Academy. Finn was named the top tracking K9 in his class.

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(Photo Credit: Whitehall Borough Police Department/Facebook)

The team was sworn in at the borough council meeting on Wednesday.

Police say Finn's addition to the department was made possible through a $6,500 grant from the Charles P. and Alison C. Tucker Family Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation.

A portion of the grant was used to pay medical expenses for K9 Keela, who retired last year.

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(Photo Credit: Whitehall Borough Police Department/Facebook)

Finn is the third K9 to serve the borough. Keela was the borough K9 from 2007 to 2017 and K9 Alex served the community from 1996 to 2006.

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