EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFormer Putnam County K-9 Police Dog Dies
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 26, 2013 10:04 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 26, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
Winfield , Putnam County , West Virginia
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said goodbye to one of its former four-legged members this week.
German Shepherd Flint Vom Rubohuas originally named Fritz, worked on the Putnam County Sheriff's Department force for eight years. He retired in October of 2010.
Flint was successful in many narcotic discoveries over the years, including the location of more than 680 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $2 million, according to a post on the Putnam County Sheriff's Facebook page here
Flint was also successfully a part of many missions, where he unselfishly placed himself on the front line, to protect his handler, Sergeant Shane Shamblin, and fellow deputies.
Flint had been recognized throughout the Putnam County School system due to school searches, demonstration for students, and security work at high school football games.
Commonly referred to as “The Big G” by his co-workers, Flint attended two K-9 competitions hosted by the Charleston Police Department.
In 2004, Flint won first place in the tracking competition and in 2006 Flint won first place in the narcotic detection competition.
Flint died on Thursday, July 25. He was 11 and a half years old.
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