Dog on the job: Oxford’s new K-9 officer

Officer Matt Hardin instructs me to wait in the building while he gets Roscoe out of his police cruiser. It’s easy to spot which one is his because the license plate reads “K-9.” The 90-pound German Shepard bounds out of the car and leaps at the door in excitement, looking happy as can be. Roscoe, whose jet black coat is interrupted only by the light brown of his paws and legs, is still a puppy at heart, despite being an adult dog at 20 months old and having a professional job. Roscoe is Oxford’s new K-9 officer. Like most...

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