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5/27/04-Rusk County

K-9 Officer Buried With Full Officer Honors

  It was the final farewell for a loyal companion and dedicated partner in East Texas law enforcement.  Thursday, K-9 officer Bok was laid to rest with full officer honors.
He served with the Arp City Marshal's office for two years.
  He died on Saturday from a digestive disorder common to German shepherds called "bloat".
For those who worked along side him, he will never be replaced. "He knew his job, when it was time to play, he played hard," said Arp City Councilman Jamie Morgan. "When he worked, he worked very hard. It saddens this community to loose him, not only in the Arp community, but Bok was an aid in the surrounding communities also."
  On his first day on the job, Bok helped in one of the largest drug busts in Arp's history.
Now, the city is looking to buy a replacement dog. It had limited insurance on Bok. It will cost $8,000 to $10,000  for another canine.
  If you would like to help, a K-9 fund has been set up at the Arp State Bank. Call (903) 859-2211 during regular business hours to donate.

Story by Maya Golden, mgolden@kltv.com

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