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Honorable name given to new Lebanon police dog

The new Lebanon police K9 has officially been named and is scheduled to begin training in the next few months.

Posted: Oct. 21, 2017 1:11 PM
Updated: Oct. 21, 2017 1:11 PM

LEBANON, Ore. -- The new Lebanon police dog has been named!

The department invited the public to help name the 14-week old German Shepherd. They set up an online poll and the results are in.

Chief Frank Stevenson announced that puppy was named Lexi Honor. They said Lexi is Greek for defender and Honor means respect and integrity.

Lexi Honor is officially on the job and is getting used to riding in a patrol car, seeing the lights, and hearing the siren when responding to calls.

Her handler, Officer Stein is working with her to gain her trust. They said she is showing "great promise" and has the potential of her becoming a tracking K9, to help find suspects or people who are lost.

Lexi Honor is scheduled to begin training in a few months to become a certified narcotics detection K9. They said the plan is for her to be certified within a year.

Related stories: Lebanon Police asks for help naming new K9 

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