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Meet Gage, newest member of Ingham County Sheriff's Department

Posted at 9:22 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 09:22:46-05

The students at Elliott Elementary got a surprise visit on Thursday from the Ingham County Sheriff's Department.

The school had entered a naming contest for the newest member of the department, specifically the canine unit, and on Thursday they found out that they won.

A third grader from Mrs. Klauka's class picked the name, Gage. It was chosen out of over 20 entries.

The prize also included a pizza party for the entire class and a visit from Gage and his handler. The student also received a plaque that had his entry and a picture of Gage on it.

Gage is a 2-year-old black Lab and his handler is Deputy Troy Orweller. They are assigned to corrections and have worked together since mid-November.