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Henry County K9 “Raja” retires

HENRY COUNTY, VA – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is wishing a happy retirement to one of its members.

K9 Raja, at 8 years ago, is now retiring with 6 years of service in the K9 Division with handler Sergeant Corey Waddell.

Raja started her career with the Sheriff’s Office in July of 2017 when she completed her training and certification process.

The Sheriff’s Office said she was certified in building searches, obedience, area searches, tracking, aggression control and narcotics detection to include heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine.

Raja has assisted with search warrants and calls for service in surrounding jurisdictions to include the cities of Martinsville and Eden, NC, and the counties of Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Patrick.

She has also been utilized numerous times by the Virginia State Police for various reasons.

Raja has numerous successful apprehensions, searches and narcotics detections to her credit over the course of her 6 year career.

“Job well done Raja, your service to our agency and our community is greatly appreciated and we hope you enjoy retirement,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.

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