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K-9 Murphy officially sworn in

Kearney Police Officer Zach Schwarz stands next to his new K-9 partner Murphy. Murphy was sworn...
Kearney Police Officer Zach Schwarz stands next to his new K-9 partner Murphy. Murphy was sworn in Tuesday night during the Kearney City Council meeting.(Kearney Police Department)
Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 6:14 AM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Police Department has a new K-9 team ready to serve the community.

KPD officer Zach Schwarz and his new K-9 partner Murphy attended Tuesday night’s city council meeting where Murphy was officially sworn in.

Kearney Police Chief Bryan Waugh welcomed Murphy to the team and said a job well done to Officer Schwarz.

Officer Schwarz worked over the past 18 weeks, successfully completing training and dual purpose Police Service Dog state certification.

“I’m sure he will be a loyal partner & a big part of both KPD & your family,” Chief Waugh said on Twitter. Adding that he’s always had a soft spot for the Police Service Dog Unit and got to be a part of Murphy’s swearing in ceremony.

Councilman Bruce Lear assisted with the paw print signature on Murphy’s oath of service.

Officer Schwarz and Murphy join Officer Alstrom and Bane forming the KPD K-9 Unit assigned to Special Services/Uniform Patrol.

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