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First K9 unit joins Merrill police forceSubmitted: 05/13/2014

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com

MERRILL - The newest member of the Merrill Police Department will work the graveyard shift.

Eros, the first K9 unit in the department's history, began duty this week.

Eros works 6 at night to 6 in the morning.

Officer Matt Drabek and Eros finished months of training as a tool to help keep the community safe.

To help fund the K9 unit, the police department is offering special collector's coins.

The coins are minted in Green Bay and show the Merrill Police's badge, patch, and mission statement.

They even have a picture of a German shepard, like Eros.

The coins are available at the Merrill police station.

They cost $20.

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