K-9 officer gets hat trick nabbing 3 suspects in 90 minutes

This officer may have earned some extra kibbles for his most recent efforts.

Spencer, 9, a Dutch shepherd who has worked the last six years with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, performed a law enforcement hat trick, capturing three suspects in just 90 minutes Sunday, officials said.

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Here’s how Spencer’s morning shook out:

10:20 a.m. he tracks a stolen vehicle and captures a suspect.

11:35 a.m. Spencer finds a wanted suspect who was hiding from police.

11:44 a.m. Spencer searched and located a woman who ran from an apartment.

Sgt. Don Boone, a K-9 handler for 20 years who now works with Spencer, said it is a rare feat to accomplish so many captures in such a short time.

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