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Swapping a dog for a car

GBPD K-9 going to BCSO in trade

Pictured are Adam Hales and K-9 officer Kia in 2016 when both were with the Great Bend Police Department. Hales is now with the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, and Kia will soon be joining him, thanks to a trade between the two departments.

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 Currently, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office has a K-9 handler but no canine, and the Great Bend Police Department has a canine but no K-9 handler.

That is about to change, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Tuesday morning, noting he is negotiating a swap with the GBPD. He was getting ready to address the trade with the County Commission.

In this deal, his office would provide a new Ford police interceptor utility vehicle to the police. This would be in exchange for one of the police dogs (Kia), the specially equipped patrol car and all the related equipment.

“This should ...

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