Champ — a Cass County Sheriff’s Office K-9, who was stabbed in the line of duty in December — was in a playful mood with his handler, Deputy Stephen Valentich, earlier this month at the Sheriff’s Office in Harrisonville. Valentich has been partnered with Champ, a German shepherd, since 2013.
Champ — a Cass County Sheriff’s Office K-9, who was stabbed in the line of duty in December — was in a playful mood with his handler, Deputy Stephen Valentich, earlier this month at the Sheriff’s Office in Harrisonville. Valentich has been partnered with Champ, a German shepherd, since 2013. Anne Marie Hunter Special to The Star
Champ — a Cass County Sheriff’s Office K-9, who was stabbed in the line of duty in December — was in a playful mood with his handler, Deputy Stephen Valentich, earlier this month at the Sheriff’s Office in Harrisonville. Valentich has been partnered with Champ, a German shepherd, since 2013. Anne Marie Hunter Special to The Star

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