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State Fire Marshal's Office adds new K-9

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K-9 Billy and Deputy Roman Ray. (Source: Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal) K-9 Billy and Deputy Roman Ray. (Source: Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

A two-year-old black lab is the newest member of the Office of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal.

K-9 Billy and his handler, Deputy Roman Ray, recently completed a 5-week course to certify them in accelerant detection by canines.

Billy and Ray will assist the fire marshal's office in arson investigations in SFM-Area III, which includes central and southwest Louisiana.

Fire Marshal Butch Browning said, "We are very pleased to have 'Billy' join our department and believe that he and Deputy Ray will be great assets in our efforts to fight arson throughout central Louisiana."

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