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Ocean Springs PD welcomes new K9 officer

Ocean Springs Police Offer Chris Strong will be Axel's handler. (Photo source: City of Ocean Springs) Ocean Springs Police Offer Chris Strong will be Axel's handler. (Photo source: City of Ocean Springs)
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

The Ocean Springs Police Department welcomed a new K9 officer this week. Axel is a 14-month old black German shepherd from Czechoslovakia.

He is specialized in tracking, criminal apprehension, and narcotics.

Officer Chris Strong, who has been a K9 handler for almost three years, will work with Axel.

“I’m excited to train with Axel to work towards keeping crime low in Ocean Springs,” said Officer Strong. “He is a lovable dog and the community will enjoy seeing him around town.”

Axel has four more weeks of training before he is certified for patrol.

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