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F.C. Police Department Swears in New Police Dog, “Fitz”

FITZ takes the oath administered by City Clerk Celeste Heath. (Photo: News-Press)
FITZ takes the oath administered by City Clerk Celeste Heath. (Photo: News-Press)

As part of a wider ceremony for the Falls Church Police Department at the Council chambers of City Hall Thursday morning, the department swore in its first police dog to join the force in a half-dozen years. “Fitz,” a young German shepherd, was attentive as he allowed his handler to provide the required vows as his proxy.

In addition, two new two-legged officers were sworn in and others in the department were provided promotions by Chief Mary Gavin.