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No more K9 unit for Grand Rapids PD


GRAND RAPIDS (WAOW) -- The Grand Rapids PD said goodbye to a four-pawed friend -- Rex.

Leaders with the department said his trainer, Andy Simon, left recently to start working at the Wood County Sheriff's department. Police said they were able to afford Rex because of a grant they got through the state.

Now that Rex has moved on, they don't have any immediate plans to get a new K9 unit. But they said they still hope to see him around.

"If the Wood County Sheriff's Department decides to put him into play with Andy when he's done with his training, that would benefit us then too," said Grand Rapids Police Chief David E. Lewandowski. "With Andy being in town, hopefully we'll be able to use him just as much as we used to."

Rex had been working at the Grand Rapids PD for about two and a half years.

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