New fire investigator has floppy ears, tail

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Posted: December 13, 2012

The Winchester Star

Walker is the newest member of the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office. The 19-month-old Labrador and golden retriever mix graduated Friday from a 12-week training course.
Lt. Mark Showers of the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office introduces his new partner, Walker, on Wednesday. The two recently completed ATF training to help the black Labrador-golden retriever mix detect ignitable liquids — useful in suspicious fire investigations.

WINCHESTER — Walker may look like your average pup — long awkward legs, smiling eyes and excited to play — but he’s not just any pet.

The newest member of the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office…



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