After about 5 years without a K-9, the Macoupin County Sheriff's Department will soon be getting a new dog.  The department was recently awarded a nearly $70,000 grant to go toward the purchase of a K-9 and associated training costs, and a Chevy Tahoe customized for K-9 use.

Macoupin County Sheriff Shawn Kahl tells The Big Z the dog will be a welcome addition.

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The K-9 handler will be Sergeant Dively, a veteran of the Sheriff's Department.  Kahl says training is expected to begin by the end of April. 


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