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RCSD service dog that put smiles on peoples' faces for 12 years passes away

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Deputy Lewis Marshall and K9 Lucky visit a boy in the hospital. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Deputy Lewis Marshall and K9 Lucky visit a boy in the hospital. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A dog that spent most of his life comforting those in difficult situations as part of the Richland County Sheriff's Department's Therapy Dog Program has passed away.

K9 Lucky and his handler, Deputy Lewis Marshall, spent their workdays visiting Richland County schools, hospitals and assisted living homes. 

The Standard Poodle began his career at the ripe age of just four months after being donated to the department by a teacher.

Lucky was trained to not fear wheelchairs or other hospital equipment so he could help people forget their pain and bring smiles to their faces. 

Deputy Marshal has been in law enforcement for over 45 years and was very happy to have a partner who could help improve the quality of life for hundreds of people in the Midlands.     

Sheriff Leon Lott said the Therapy Dog program will continue with another donated Standard Poodle. K9 Noelle will be introduced to the community soon.

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