The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has a new K9 officer.

The department announced Monday the addition of an 8-week-old AKC registered Bloodhound puppy named Copper, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The pup is the first member of the department’s search and rescue team, and will be used to track missing people and criminals. Although Copper must go through extensive training before he will be allowed on the streets, the release states.

“If just one child or elderly person is saved, the program will be worth all the effort,” according to the release.

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