Top K-9 in the Nation Hails From Menlo Park Police Department

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Menlo Park Police Department/Det. Sgt. Ed Soares
A dog who was supposed to just be a family pet is now a top drug-sniffing police K-9. Duke will receive a national award this weekend.
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Menlo Park Police Department/Det. Sgt. Ed Soares
Duke got his start as a police dog when the Menlo Park Police Chief offered to puppysit while Det. Sgt. Ed Soares, who is now his handler, went to a meeting. Duke made quite a mark.
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Menlo Park Police Department/Det. Sgt. Ed Soares
The duo has been working together for about 1.5 years and Duke has such a good nose, he can sniff out money with traces of drugs.
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Menlo Park Police Department/Det. Sgt. Ed Soares
Duke and Soares are heading to Florida to be recognized by the American Kennel Club for Canine Excellence.
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Sgt Ed Soares
The K-9 will be honored for helping to build bridges between Menlo Park police officers and the community that they serve.
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