The Boise Police Department has welcomed a new K9 to the force.

Edo is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepard mix from Slovakia. He is trained and ready to go.

His trainers say Edo will be a great asset to the team. He is partnered with Officer Shane Williams.

"Edo is definitely the type of dog that we're happy to have," said Sgt. Kirk Rush. "He has a great personality, he's got a good drive to work, and we think he's going to be successful as soon as he's able to hit the field."

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Edo fills an important vacancy on the force that's been open since November when K9 Officer Jardo was shot in the line of duty while pursuing a suspect on the Boise Bench. He died a few days later from his injuries.

Edo has been working with a trainer on detecting drugs and catching suspects, and will be ready for duty after passing certification tests from the state and the Boise Police Department.