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Sahuarita retiring its police dog

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If  Rex is “government property,” he should get first dibs on the tv remote when he retires….

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Rex the Sahuarita police dog has sniffed his last load of marijuana and faced down his last criminal.

The 7-year old Belgian Malinois has been retired from the Sahuarita Police Department because “he is coming to the end of his usefulness as a police dog,” Sgt. Matt McGlone said, adding that Rex will not be replaced.

“There is not much sense in continuing the program” by acquiring a new dog while the town is cutting costs, said McGlone, a department spokesman. Rex will officially retire April 10, but “he won’t be out on the street anymore. There is a process now of his being decommissioned. They normally neuter them and handle any existing medical issues,” McGlone said. “It’s government property. There’s a pile of paperwork.”

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