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New K-9 welcomed to West Springfield Police

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(Photo: Facebook / West Springfield Police) (Photo: Facebook / West Springfield Police)

One local police department is adding a new four-legged member to the force.

West Springfield Police announced Monday that Rado, a 15 month old German Shepherd, will be the department's newest K-9.

"He has been narcotics trained and will have continued training for area searches, evidence recovery, and suspect apprehension," police noted in a Facebook post.

Rado will be paired with Officer John McCarthy, who has been with West Springfield Police for two-and-a-half years and who is now the town's second K-9 handler.

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