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By Hannah Romero

The end of an era: K9 Jara retires


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Sergeant Morrell and Jara pose together.

Even though she was surrounded by a room full of people celebrating her career, K9 Lieutenant Jara was content to simply chew on a tennis ball, eat a few homemade doggie cupcakes, and stay by the side of her faithful companion, Sergeant Derek Morrell. 

With Jara at his side, Morrell was happy to recognize his K9 partner's life and achievements working with the Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office. He laughed and smiled at Jara affectionately as Sheriff John Grossnickle recalled some of their many adventures (and misadventures), and he held back tears as he shared how grateful he is for the d...

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