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NRP Remembers First K-9 Unit With Tree Planting Ceremony
WHO: Superintendent Colonel Mark S. Chaney, Sgt. Lisa Nyland (the K-9’s former handler)
WHAT: The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) remembers “Jesse” the first Search and Rescue and Cadaver Detection K-9 unit for NRP with a memorial tree planting ceremony. The dog died in February this year after a short battle with cancer.
WHERE: NRP Eastern Regional Office, Queen Anne. See directions below
WHEN: 10 A.M., FRIDAY, APRIL 29
WHY: During her 10 years of service, Jesse, a female yellow lab, ran on a variety of search calls for drowning victims, suicides, missing children, nursing home events, Alzheimer patients, lost hunters and murder victims. Jesse also did a six-day tour of duty at the Pentagon on the recovery operations after the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attack.
From Baltimore: Take US 695 to MD 97 south to US 50 east over the Bay Bridge. Continue east on US 50; turn left on MD 404; turn left on MD 309. Office is on the right past the armory. From DC: Take US 495 to US 50 east over the Bay Bridge. Continue east on US 50; turn left on MD 404; turn left on MD 309. Office is on the right past the armory. From Salisbury: Take US 13 north, turn left onto Seashore Hwy/DE 404. Turn right onto S Main St/US 13 BR/DE 404 BR. Continue to follow Seashore Hwy until it becomes MD 404 west. Turn right onto MD 309/Starr Rd.
April 26, 2005
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