Cottonwood K-9 Hero statue to be unveiled Saturday

COTTONWOOD -- Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Cottonwood Police Department invites the public to the unveiling of the Law Enforcement K-9 Heroes Statue at the Cottonwood Police Department at 199 S. Sixth St.

The local "K-9 Heroes" statue was paid for by private funds from local businesses and individuals. The statue is being erected to honor all police dogs who serve the public safety. It will join another statue honoring police officer heroes.

A police K-9 must exhibit strength, intelligence, aggression, obedience, and a keen sense of smell.  Certain breeds of dogs are deemed best suited for police work.  The German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois are two of the most commonly-used breeds. This statue is a replica of the Cottonwood Police Departments active K-9 "Jax"; a Belgian Malinois.

Man's best friend is on the job is a four-legged hero who has earned his place in law enforcement, risking his life to serve and protect.  With unconditional love and devotion, he undertakes dangerous assignments, asking for no more than a few words of praise, a pat on the head, and maybe a game of tug-of-war.

Everyone is invited.

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