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Oliver Springs loses suit against K-9 officer

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By The Staff

By CINDY SIMPSON

rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

A former Oliver Springs police officer and K-9 handler has been awarded more than $43,000 in damages from the town in a lawsuit over the time he spent training and caring for the dog.

Dewayne Letner, who owned and worked with the city police dog while at the Oliver Springs Police Department, filed a lawsuit in fall 2006 against the city.

A judgment filed in U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee on March 4 said Letner should recover damages from the city in the amount of $43,215.36.


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