K9 Cigo's Handler Gets A New Partner

CBS 12 -

The handler of slain K9 Cigo is getting a new partner.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ryan Soriano is being teamed up with K9 Retu.

K9 Retu steps in for K9 Cigo , shot and killed in the line of duty at the Mall at Wellington Green on Christmas Eve.

According to a tweet from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Foundation, the foundation acquired the dog with help from a grant from Felicia Taylor and her family charity, the Mary Hilem Taylor Foundation.

"We are happy to report that Deputy Ryan Soriano has a new partner...meet K-9 Retu! The Sheriff's Foundation acquired the dog for PBSO thanks to a grant from Miss Felicia Taylor and her family charity, the Mary Hilem Taylor Foundation."

 

Soriano also received a watercolor painting of K9 Cigo from artist Laura Lodge.

"After K-9 Cigo was killed, artist Laura Lodge contacted the Sheriff's Foundation about painting Cigo as a gift to Deputy Ryan Soriano. She presented her beautiful watercolor to Ryan yesterday...he was very touched."

 

Source: CBS 12, Photo: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Foundation

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