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Iredell County K-9 retires after 10 years of service

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — Members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of their four-legged deputies.

On Friday, Deputy K-9 Rex retired following 10 years of service.

ICSO says Rex got an eye injury while on duty and had to have it removed surgically, luckily he has his partner of six years, Sergeant Caskaddon by his side on his healing journey.

Now instead of searching for narcotics, catching criminals, and finding people in need Rex will be taking on new duties as a family pet.

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