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Earlier this year Miami University's first police canine retired. On Monday the university held a retirement ceremony for Ero, the German Shepherd who has been with the department since 2005.

Ero continues to live with his handler, Officer Keith Hibbard, and Hibbard's new K-9 partner, Figo.

In an interview posted on Miami's website, Officer Hibbard says:

Jeff Sabo / Miami University

Miami University's newest canine officer is part of the security team for Monday's visit by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Miami's first police dog, Ero, retired earlier this year. His replacement is a 1-1/2 year old Belgian Malinois  named Figo. He and handler, Officer Keith Hibbard are hard at work today helping local and national authorities with the Secretary's appearance at the Fraternal Order of Police National Convention.