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4th Annual K-9 Race ‘wonderful tribute’ to fallen officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Law enforcement officers from across West Michigan were in Grand Rapids over the weekend  for the 4th annual 'K-9 Race' at Riverside Park.

The race was started in 2013 to honor Officer Andrew Rusticus who worked with the Grand Rapids Police Department. He was training for an open K-9 handler position in 2012 when he suddenly died from a heart attack.

Local law enforcement officers who worked with Rusticus said the race was a special way to show support to their fallen friend and the family he left behind.

Also during the event, the foundation gave it's first-ever 'Andrew Rusticus Scholarship' to a student at Trinity Christian College.

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