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Benton County Getting New K-9

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Benton county commissioners have signed off on the funding for a new K-9 for the sheriff's office.

The department requested a second dog to keep up with the demand for K-9 assistance without over working their current dog, Jago.

The money to pay for a new K-9 was already in the budget and now, the sheriff's office can begin their search for a new dog.

"It was easy to say yes to it because they are a valuable tool and they've had success. They money was there for that in the budget so we approved it," said Benton County Commissioner, Jerome Delvin.

The county plans to sign a contract with a state K-9 supplier that gets the dogs from Germany, where they are specially bred for law enforcement work.