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Thousands vote to name newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9

September 11, 2017 Updated: September 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm
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Taz nabbed 44 percent of 5,699 votes.

Residents named the newest El Paso County Sheriff's Office K-9, choosing Taz over Ace or Argo - three names chosen by Deputy Chad Wheat and his family.

The 52-pound, 13-month-old Belgian malinois will join K-9s Axel and Nash, bringing the unit's total back to three after Blitz died in June.

Taz's specialties are "patrol and narcotics" and his goal is "to be the goodest boy," the Sheriff's office reported.

Wheat is joining the K-9 Unit as a first-time handler.

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Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198

Twitter: @lemarie

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