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Animal Law Section honors K-9 wounded in the line of duty

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Animal Law Section award presentationANIMAL LAW SECTION Chair Emeritus Ralph DeMeo, right, with St. Petersburg Police Officer Greg Shone. Shone, a K-9 officer, has spent the past four years living and training with his four-legged partner, Titan, a German Shepherd whose training includes bomb detection. Shone and Titan received the Animal Law Section’s highest honor, the Rikki Mitchell Memorial Annual Achievement Award, on June 28 at the Annual Convention in Boca Raton. Titan could not attend the event because he was recovering from a gunshot wound that shattered his front left leg. The incident happened on March 28 when a suspect fled a routine traffic stop and opened fire while he was being pursued. No arrests have been made. Shone said Titan is expected to make a complete recovery, but still faces extensive physical therapy.

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