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Prince George's County retired K9 Ari dies

12:10 PM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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(WUSA9) -- Prince George's County retired police K9 Air has passed away. 

Ari was a 13-year-old Belgian Malinois who served as a bomb detection dog from October 2002 until December 2011.

He conducted bomb sweeps at FedEx Field in Landover before major events and assisted with many presidential and foreign dignitary movements and events.

Ari was the partner of A/Sgt Robert Heverly. The two would train together weekly to maintain all of Ari's certifications. He was certified through the Prince George's County Police Department, ATF, the United States Police Canine Association and the North American Police Work Dog Association.

"Ari was an incredible dog, he loved people and loved sniffing out explosives, " said A/Sgt. Heverly.

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