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By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Tale of a Legend: Airway Heights K-9 officer retires

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Last updated 4/28/2022 at 2:54pm

AIRWAY HEIGHTS -After serving the community of Airway Heights for five years, Legend, a K-9 narcotics officer for the police department, retired on his last day of duty on April 4.

According to his handler, Cpl. Dennis Bachman, it is a well-deserved retirement, although a bittersweet transition. Bachman, who has 13 years with the department, said it was hard to switch gears after serving together for five years, partnering to keep the streets as drug-free as possible.

"That dog is still so high drive he doesn't know what to do when he wakes up," Bachman said. "When I went to work the first...

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