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Canine pensioner

Some public safety employees look forward to pension paychecks. But Gert received a retirement rawhide bone as thank you from the Menlo Park City Council on Jan. 27.

The police canine's seven years with the Menlo Park Police Department saw him assist with 17 arrests, provide protection to top government officials, including President Obama, and win several medals in competition against other canine-handler teams.

Gert made time for community service above the call of duty, providing comfort for veterans with brain injuries.

Rather than going to a retirement home, Gert will be living with his handler, Officer Steve Knopp.

Sandy Brundage

Comments

Posted by rawhide, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 6, 2014 at 11:44 am

OK, we get it. The dog got a rawhide, not a pension. I hope you can figure out a Better headline for the print version.


Posted by Stephan, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

'Ruff" crowd. The comments are going to the dogs.


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