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Hundreds Remember Fallen Peru K-9

Posted by wlpo on August 8, 2013

There wasn’t a dry eye in the Peru Municipal Building as hundreds of police officers and everyday citizens turned out to remember Kali the Peru K-9 who was killed in a car accident Saturday evening.

Person after person lined up outside the city hall to remember the K-9 by signing large cards and also taking time to console her handler Officer Art Smith.  Smith didn’t speak but was noticeably moved by the turnout.

La Salle K-9 officer Brian Zebron says Kali scored 100 percent accuracy locating drugs during state testing which he called amazing.  He credited the drug dog with finding thousands and thousands of dollars worth of drugs since her watch began last October.

A table sat in the back of the room during the celebration with Kali’s favorite tennis ball lying next to an urn with Kali’s picture on it.

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