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HCSO's K9 Chino to receive commendation

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Hillsborough County  Deputy Jason Allen and K9 Chino Hillsborough County Deputy Jason Allen and K9 Chino
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Hillsborough County Sheriff's K9 Chino, will get an official congratulations on being retired during a ceremony at the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, the Sheriff's office announced today. 

Chino's partner, Deputy Jason Allen, will also be there for the event. 

Chino, a 7-year-old German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois mix, retired on July 26, 2013 after 5 years of service.

Chino joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 2008 with the help of funds donated by 13 Ugly Men, Inc. and M&I Bank.

K9 Chino worked countywide in fugitive apprehension and bomb detection, according to the press statement. 

The Sheriff's office says in his next to last day on duty, Chino proved he was a "top dog" when he helped capture a murder suspect who led law enforcement on a car chase into Pasco County.  Chino leaped into the suspect's vehicle and pinned the suspect down, allowing law enforcement to take the man into custody.

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