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Senior Officer Jeremy Perkins with K9 Blesk. Photos courtesy Lebanon Police Department.

You may recall when Lebanon police said goodbye to K9 Max in December, as Max succumbed to cancer.

Now, the officer that was working with the late Max has been partnered with a new K9, according to a news release this afternoon from Lebanon Police.

K9 Blesk, a 1-year-old male Belgian Malinois, will be working with his handler, Senior Officer Jeremy Perkins, police said. Blesk was born in Slovakia and imported into the United States in November.

According to the release, Blesk will be “dual trained in both drug detection and patrol functions at the Vermont Police Canine Academy” in Pittsford, Vt. When he finishes training, Perkins and Blesk will be assigned to the patrol bureau.