Brooksville, Fla.-(970 WFLA)-The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has a new deputy. "K-9 Valor" is joining the K-9 unit with his handler, Deputy Jeffrey Andrews.
The 16 month-old German Shepard was born in Germany and brought to Florida. Deputy Andrews and Valor are in Patrol School in Pinellas County and will graduate in July.
The K-9 team will be required to pass state certification through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement prior to going on the road to fight crime.
Valor was purchased with a five thousand dollar donation in the memory of Janet Anderson. Anderson served as staff attorney for both Sheriff Tom Mylander and Sheriff Richard Nugent.
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