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October 21, 2002

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A member of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit will be posthumously honored this week. A public ceremony is scheduled this Wednesday, October 23, to honor K-9 "Beau," who died suddenly of an unexpected illness on September 19.

Sheriff Charlie Morris will present a plaque recognizing Beau's four years of service. Deputy Johnny Eubanks will accept the award on behalf of his late partner.

The brief ceremony is set for 3:30 this Wednesday afternoon, October 23, at the Jury Assembly Room of the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex in Shalimar. It is open to the public.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

(850) 651-7420

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