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PARMA, Ohio -- Parma Police are welcoming their newest four-legged crime fighter to the force this week.

K-9 Officer Coney, a young German Shepard, will join K-9 officers Tyson and Felix after weeks of training. Coney will be paired with Officer Nicholas Schuld, patrolling the city and assisting with tasks like apprehending dangerous suspects and detecting narcotics.

Schuld is a six-year veteran of the department and a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He served tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter will swear Coney in during a ceremony at Veteran's Memroial Park at noon Saturday. It's part of the City of Parma Animal Shelter's Pet Adoptathon running June 7-8.

Police say it is the first time in department history that there will be three K-9 officers in service at the same time.

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