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Memorial service salutes K-9 Brutus
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Memorial service salutes K-9 Brutus

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Brutus Memorial

Right, Chief Paul Heinlin, of U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks, hands Sgt. Harold Weary the ashes of K-9 Brutus. Lt. Col. Courtney Short, left, and Cumberland County Sheriff Deputy Valerie Weary participate in the memorial service.

A memorial service on Friday honored K-9 Brutus of the U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks.

K-9 Brutus was the partner of Sgt. Harold “Howie” Weary and was diagnosed with cancer in mid-July. Because of the pain, Brutus was euthanized on July 16.

Participating in the memorial service were the county Department of Public Safety, Cumberland County commissioners, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, officials from the Carlisle Barracks, and law enforcement officers from surrounding counties. The service was held at the Cumberland County Law Enforcement Memorial in Middlesex Township.

“Brutus was a partner, companion and a great member of our family,” Weary said. “He was a great part of our life.”

Brutus was placed into service on Jan. 1, 2012, and over the past eight years, he conducted 1,995 search hours, 547 VIP missions, searched 17,926 vehicles, found 61 weapons, participated in 2,932 hours of training, found 1,928 explosive training aids, and was on patrol for 10,616 hours.

The service included the Presentation of the Colors, K-9 Brutus eulogy, flag and K-9 Brutus presentation to the family and a memorial reading.

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