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Retired K-9 dog in Cass County dies

Retired K-9 dog in Cass County dies

WALKER — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s retired K-9 Portos dog died Tuesday.

Portos selflessly served the sheriff’s office under the guidance of K-9 Officer Bill Conner for seven years before retiring in December of 2012, law enforcement officials said. While serving the county, Portos was responsible for the detection of more than 20 pounds of narcotics and involved in the apprehension of numerous suspects. Deputy Conner and Portos received special recognition from the US Police K-9 Association on two separate occasions; one of which was for recovering 15 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop. Portos held multiple regional and national certifications through the US Police K-9 Association.

“We are thankful for the service of K9 Portos and K9 Handler Conner,” reported the sheriff’s office.

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