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New addition to the Wausau Police Force

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - The Wausau Police Department welcomed Santo, a K-9 dog to the team Wednesday. 

Wausau police say Santo will be trained in drug detection and officer protection.

Back in December, the department received a $13,000 grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to get the dog.

"Of course everybody loves animals loves dogs so it's pretty neat to meet Santo and to bring him in as part of the team," said Capt. Ben Bliven of the Wausau Police Department.

Police say Santo will head to Indiana for six weeks of training. After that, he'll be ready for work.

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