Lake County's Dax named K-9 of the year

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Dax, a Lake County police dog, has been named K-9 of the year.

A police dog from Lake County has been voted the K-9 of the Year.

K-9 Dax and his handler, Deputy John Forlenza, were among more than 100 teams from across the country nominated for the honor through the K-9s of Valor Foundation.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, Dax received more than 9,500 votes in the contest.

Among Dax's top accomplishments are locating a dangerous domestic violence suspect and taking down a robbery suspect who had punched him. He also found a suicidal woman who was missing in the woods.
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