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Gogebic County Sheriff's Office welcomes new K-9 deputy

BESSEMER - A new K-9 deputy was sworn in last week by Gogebic County Sheriff Ross Solberg, and - doggone it - nobody could stop smiling.

Named Debwe, the yellow Labrador sat briefly on a chair in front of the sheriff while the dog's handler, Deputy Cody Smith, repeated the vow for his canine buddy.

The men then slipped onto the dog's neck a custom collar denoting his K-9 status in the Sheriff's Office.

The good-natured creature quickly bored with the pageantry and wandered off to collect as many pets as possible from county officials in the Nov. 29 meeting of the Gogebic County Board of Commis...

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