MARION - A community still mourning the loss of an officer and his K-9 killed in the line of duty made a welcomed delivery to the officer’s family on Saturday.
Fallen officer Jason Crisp’s wife, Amanda, and sons received a German shepherd puppy from the same people who trained Maros, the K-9 who died with Officer Crisp.
The family named the puppy Mara in honor of Maros.
Both Crisp and Maros were shot and killed about a month ago by a murder suspect in Burke County.
Crisp’s oldest son says the puppy will go a long way toward helping the family heal.
“It means a lot to me because Maros was a big part of our family, so hopefully this will be a little part of Maros,” said Garrett Crisp.
The family members had seen pictures of Mara, but Saturday was their first time meeting the dog in person.
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