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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Police service dog, Aries, of the Springfield Police Department officially retired from his duties on Sept. 9 due to long-term ailments.
Aries was born on Jan. 9, 2009, in Holland and has served the SPD as K9 handler, Officer Tom Spence’s partner since 2011. In Aries’ 5-year career serving the department, he had approximately 764 deployments and was responsible for locating 23 suspects and making 71 narcotics finds. He also led the department to approximately 80 arrests.
The SPD appreciates the service of Aries to the department and toward the safety of officers as well as the Springfield community. Aries will continue living at the home of Officer Spence and enjoying his retirement years.
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Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer417-864-1786[email protected]Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams