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Raising money for the Bryan K-9 Unit

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Eros, 8, is a German Shepard with a big job.  He's an officer with the Bryan Police Department.

"He helps us with our drug searches, stuff that we might miss his nose can catch," his partner Patrolman Cory Nichols said. "The suspects that take off running that we can't catch, his nose is there.  He's out there helping protect."

But after 7 long years on the road, its almost time to call it quits.

"He does have some health issues and as of right now we're planning on retiring him next year," Nichols said.

Local businesses and members of the community have always helped fund the K-9 program, and Nichols hopes they continue. 

Laura Stover is already on board.

"I considered it a community service, something that I don't think typically draws a lot of attention," she said.

For her it was an easy decision to donate $1000 towards the cause.  She say Eros and other K-9 units are great assets in the community.

"As a citizen of the community we want safe communities and safe schools," Stover said.

"In a smaller community he's not used as much as he would be in say, Toledo," Nichols said.  "But the one time that he makes the apprehension or has a find, he pays for himself."

But don't let his sweet face fool you, Eros is all business when he's on the job.  But that wouldn't be possible without the generous support from the Bryan community.

"The nice thing about having the K-9 is whether I'm by myself or not, I've always got back up with me."

The department needs to raise $12,000.  That money will pay for a new dog and intense training.  Once he retires, Eros will spend the rest of his days at home with Nichols.  Something that will likely be a difficult adjustment.

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