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Macho sits next to his squad car in this file photo. He will retire from taking a bite out of crime and enjoy being the family dog of his handler, Sgt. Robert Strand. BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD

DL Police K9 dog Macho hangs up his leash

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Since 2004, Detroit Lakes Police Sgt. Robert Strand has had a four-legged companion on patrol.

In 2004, Strand went through training to become a K-9 officer, accompanied by his furry new partner, Chase.


But in 2006, Chase became sick and passed away. A few months later, in January 2007, Strand received a new K-9 partner, Macho, who has been with him ever since.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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