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City Commissioners meet new bomb dog

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany's Mayor and city commissioners met the newest member of the Police force Tuesday. Booby the bomb-sniffing dog is now a full-time member of the Albany Police Department.

He was paid for and trained with a grant from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. He was one of the top participants in his training class, scoring a 100 on his tests.

Sgt. Bennie Wilson said, "We had training on 30 explosive aids and out of those 30, over 19,000 bombs can be made, so therefore he's very instrumental in our city and state."

Booby and Sgt.Wilson will be available to other law enforcement agencies in Southwest Georgia in emergencies. The state grant lasts for three years. It's part of an effort to build a statewide network of bomb dogs.

 

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