The Nebraska State Patrol announced on social media that their newest K-9 partner has been named in honor of one of its fallen troopers, who passed away suddenly in March of this year. - Image courtesy of Nebraska State Patrol / Facebook. 

The Nebraska State Patrol announced on social media that their newest K-9 partner has been named in honor of one of its fallen troopers, who passed away suddenly in March of this year.

Image courtesy of Nebraska State Patrol / Facebook. 

The Nebraska State Patrol announced on social media that their newest K-9 partner has been named in honor of one of its fallen troopers, who passed away suddenly in March of this year.

The agency said in its Facebook post, "Fahn is named to honor Trooper Dale Fahnholz, who passed away suddenly on March 1, 2020. Fahn will patrol the same troop area in which Trooper Fahnholz spent most of his career—Troop C, based in Grand Island."

Fahn and his handler—Sergeant Workman— have been through months of training to earn certification. Fahn is a dual-purpose PSD, certified for narcotics detection and patrolling functions, the agency said.

Fahn joins nine other K-9 teams that work throughout the state.

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