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Retired police dog dies

Officer Chad Lehman and his K9 partner Rex. (Source: Columbus Police Department) Officer Chad Lehman and his K9 partner Rex. (Source: Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, IN (WAVE) - A police dog that worked with the Columbus Police Department until earlier this year died on Monday, the department says.

Rex worked with Officer Chad Lehman from 2008 until February 2016, assisting in nearly 250 arrests. After being retired, he lived with Lehman.

"He was known as the dog who tried to open car doors due to his being an aggressive alert dog," Lehman said in an emailed statement. "Rex would bite the door handle when he detected illegal narcotic odors."

Rex was 10 years old.

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