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Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Fortkamp and Zak, the department's new K9 unit, run through a wooded area during training at Von Der Haus Gill Canine Academy near Waynesfield. The German Shepherd was purchased with funds donated by two local organizations.

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