Spokane police training 2 rookie dogs

SPOKANE — The Spokane Police Department is training two rookies to replace veteran police dogs.

Talon is replacing Stryder and Cruz is replacing Duke.

K9 Officer Shawn Kendall told KXLY that Talon has “over the top drive.”

Officer Jake Jensen describes Cruz as a fireball of energy who also plays with kids.

Kendall said Stryder helped catch more than 500 suspects in his nine-year career. But he’s nearly 10 years old, which is the equivalent of about 70, so it’s time to retire.

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