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AUSTIN EDITION - Tazer will defend his title

From staff reports

Mower County's champion law enforcement dog is headed back to nationals in September to try for his fourth consecutive title.

Tazer and handler Sgt. Jeff Ellis of the Mower County Sheriff's Department took first place Sunday at U.S. Police Canine Association Region XII Field Trials in Woodbury, Minn., Sheriff Terese Amazi said. Ellis and Tazer also were awarded top team. More than 60 dogs competed.

The pair will compete Sept. 26-30 at the National Field Trials in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

Ellis and Tazer won their third national title in Huntsville, Ala., in November.

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