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France Hails Police Dog with 1,700 arrests Under its Collar

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By AFP News    November 09, 2011 at 09:25AM / (1) comments

BORDEAUX, France - A French police dog credited with sniffing out 1,700 drugs suspects was on Wednesday decorated with a medal for bravery and dedication at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Bordeaux.

Aldo, a Belgian Malinois sheepdog, has been behind 1,700 arrests since he started working for the Bordeaux police department in 2006 -- almost one a day -- and 475 arrests this year alone.

"Aldo is a police dog with an absolutely remarkable career," said regional police chief Patrick Stefanini.

Regional public security official Pierre-Marie Bourniquel said that less than a dozen police dogs had been decorated in France.

Aldo's handler Didier Hude did not receive a medal.

 

Image: Nicolas Tucat / via AFP

Source: AFP

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  • WRONG!
    11/10/2011 06:29am

    "Aldo's handler Didier Hude did not receive a medal."

    Now that's just wrong. Where would Aldo be without Didier?

    Anyone who has ever know a police officer that has a canine partner knows that they're truly a team.


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