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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

WSP academy graduate Lilly begins K-9 duties


December 13, 2018

Sgt. Keith Cooper and Lilly

Sgt. Keith Cooper and new partner Lilly. The 15-month-old German Shepherd is a new Whitman County deputy who graduated from the Washington State Patrol K-9 Academy earlier this month.

Last May Whitman County Sheriff's office lost a deputy to cancer. The German Shepherd K9 officer, Unix, was nine years old when he died from an aggressive form of cancer. He had served with the sheriff's office since 2011.

Now filling the void left by Unix is Lilly, who was purchased using money forfeited from drug activities, and brought to Washington from Germany.

Teamed up with Sgt. Keith Cooper, 15-month-old Lilly graduated from the Washington State Patrol K-9 Academy in Olympia Dec. 4. Sgt. Cooper actually took a different dog with him to the training, but when that dog didn't pan out...

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