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New ISP K-9 And Handler Hit The Streets
Updated September 17, 2016 10:41 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Indiana State Trooper Sexton and his K-9 partner Magill

(JASPER) - The newest member of the Indiana State Police is trained and ready to hit the streets, and only requires that he be fed, watered, and have his belly rubbed.

Jasper District Trooper Steven Sexton and his new partner "Magill" was among the six to complete the Indiana State Police 12-week K9 training class, and are ready to begin patrol as a K9 unit in the Jasper District.

"I am excited to get started working in the district and surrounding areas, completing and assisting in investigations and apprehensions to better serve the community," says Trooper Sexton, a nine year veteran of the Department. "Being a K9 handler is something I have always wanted to do and getting to do so is an honor with K9 Magill."

Magill, an almost two year old German Shepherd, holds an extra special place in Sexton's heart. He bears the namesake of Master Trooper Detective Rick Magill, who passed away unexpectedly in November 2013.

"I chose the name Magill because Trooper Rick Magill was well known and very respected in the community. Rick and I worked together on the Clandestine Lab team and I had the utmost respect for him. I chose the name to carry on Rick's legacy."

Magill is a full-service K9, being trained and certified in drug recognition, tracking, and apprehension. Sexton and Magill will work their first shift together this week.

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