Meet K9 Fitzgerald, the newest member of the Hadley Police Department

Hampshire County

(Photo Credit: Hadley Police)

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – The Hadley Police Department shared on their Facebook page that a new member from Slovakia is joining them.

The newest member is a year and half old German Shepard named K9 Fitzgerald that weighs 76.5 pounds and is according to the police “a very good boy.”

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Fitzgerald will be working with Officer Marini and both will start their training in the next few weeks.

Following the completion of K-9 school, Officer Marini and Fitzy will return and specialize in Patrol, which includes searching for missing people and apprehending suspects, according to a Facebook post by Police Chief Michael Mason.

Fitzgerald will also be certified in Narcotics Detection.

The purchase of Fitzy was made possible through the use of grants and donations.

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