Chief George Bell’s legacy lives on with K-9 Belle


It’s been more than a year since the community sadly said goodbye to Police Chief George Bell, but his name lives on.

In a ceremony at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, loved ones watched as a K-9 member was inducted with the name “Belle.” K-9 Belle with an ‘e’ at the end because she’s female, is a 5-month-old German Shepherd.

The main face of the Washington County law enforcement for nearly 40 years, he passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack last year.

K-9 Belle will start training in September and it’s safe to say she has some pretty big paws to fill.

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