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K-9 deputy retires
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DEPUTIES BANSHEE AND BRITAIN - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
The DeKalb County Commission adopted a resolution Monday night to honor Banshee, the Sheriff's Department's drug detecting K-9 officer, who has reached the age of retirement.Sheriff Patrick Ray, Banshee, and her human partner Deputy Patrick Britain attended the commission meeting Monday.The resolution was unanimously approved by the commissioners, and states that;"Whereas, the DeKalb County Commission and the DeKalb County Mayor wish to express our appreciation for the years of service K-9 Officer Banshee has devoted to DeKalb County."Whereas, Officer Banshee has aided in the search for narcotics such as meth, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin. Her efforts have helped locate other substances and affect arrests of many individuals who might have otherwise gone undetected."Whereas, Officer Banshee is also a good-will ambassador for the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. She is a favorite of students when she attends events at schools."Whereas, retirement is an earned reward for Banshee's service to our community.Now, therefore, be it resolved by the DeKalb County Commission that K-9 Officer Banshee be retired and allowed to live her retirement with her human K-9 partner, Patrick Britain.Be if further resolved that this accomplishment be spread across the records of this meeting and preserved on a lasting part of our appreciation to K-9 Officer Banshee".