In West Point, residents now will see a new officer of the four-legged variety on duty.
Rex, a black and red German Shepherd, was introduced Monday night to a room filled with law enforcement officials from nearby agencies, prosecutors, judges and community members at West Point School.
A dual-purpose dog, Rex will be handled by officer Gary Heavrin and can be used to assist adjacent agencies in Hardin and Meade counties.
“We got real lucky with him,” Heavrin said. “He’s just a good fit for me.”