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New police dog patrolling with the sheriff's office thanks to a gift

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Csupak a 2-year-old Belgian malinois, becomes the news police dog for the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office thanks to a grant from the Coffin Family Foundation. Cheryl Coffin donated the money for Csupak as a memorial to her late husband, Jack, who was an avid support of law enforcement, according to the sheriff's office. © Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office Csupak a 2-year-old Belgian malinois, becomes the news police dog for the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office thanks to a grant from the Coffin Family Foundation. Cheryl Coffin donated the money for Csupak as a memorial to her late husband, Jack, who was an avid support of law enforcement, according to the sheriff's office.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office thanked Cheryl Coffin and the Coffin Family Foundation on Tuesday for the donation that allowed the office to purchase Csupak, a 2-year-old Belgian malinois.

Csupak (pronounced Sue-pok) has been patrolling Tippecanoe County for about five weeks since he and the trainer qualified together.

The sheriff's office declined to say who Csupak's handler is because of the handler's involvement in drug investigations.

Csupak is cross trained for narcotics detection and patrol work, such as searching, tracking and handler protection.

"A donation was made to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office by Cheryl Coffin through the Coffin Family Foundation, a private foundation that supports the community by grants that go to non-profit organizations," Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office stated in a news release. "The donation was made as a memorial through Cheryl’s late husband, Jack Coffin, who was very supportive of law enforcement."

Reach Ron Wilkins at rwilkins@jconline.com. Follow on Twitter: @RonWilkins2.

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