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State Police Dogs Get GPS After 1 Runs Away

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FILE PHOTO (Credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

FILE PHOTO (Credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

LANSING (AP) - The Michigan State Police doesn’t want to lose another dog like Bane.

All 29 state police dogs now have a GPS collar, thanks to $5,000 in donations. A year ago, a German Shepherd named Bane disappeared while police were searching for a missing man in northern Michigan’s Presque Isle County.

Bane was based at the Alpena post. His handlers believe he was chasing a deer.

State police dogs are used statewide to search for criminals and missing people. They also can search for explosives and drugs.

Sgt. David Yount says the GPS collars will be an efficient way to track a missing dog.

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