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Dan Lesser and his K-9 partner Var were involved in the March 17 deadly shooting Dan Lesser and his K-9 partner Var were involved in the March 17 deadly shooting
Canine officer Var recovering from gunshot wounds Canine officer Var recovering from gunshot wounds
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane police are training a new police dog to replace one that was nearly killed in the line of duty.

A German Shepherd named Rav is in training to become a new K-9 asset for the Spokane Police Department.

He will replace Var, an eight-year veteran who was shot in the face and leg when a traffic stop turned into a deadly shooting last month. He is now in retirement.

Rav is a three-year old German Shepherd from Holland who is going through an eight week training course.

His handler, Officer Dan Lesser, said Rav is Var spelled backwards.

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