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Posted: November 26, 2017

Alabama police dog does push-ups between officers

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Alexander Demianchuk
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By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

GULF SHORES, Ala. —

Policemen need to stay in shape, but so do police dogs.

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A seven-second video of the newest member of an Alabama K-9 unit doing push-ups flanked by two police officers has gone viral, according to Cpl. Josh Coleman of the Gulf Shores Police Department.

The video depicts Nitro, a 2-year-old Dutch shepherd that joined the four-dog unit in February, AL.com reported. To the opening strains of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” Nitro joins officers William Cowan and Ben Hancock as they “warm up” for the nightly routine the department is promoting.

The “9 p.m. routine” is “simply a friendly reminder to remove valuables from the car and lock up” at the end of the day, Coleman told AL.com. “Unlocked vehicle thefts are 100 percent preventable.”

The idea for the video came from Sgt. Greg Bobo, who oversees the Gulf Shores K-9 unit and “really believes in the 9 p.m. routine,” Coleman told AL.com. “He had a great time working on this.”

It’s 9:00 PM #GulfShores! Go ahead and follow the #9PMRoutine. 🔐🚪🏡🚘🚗✅ K9 Nitro, Officer Cowan and Officer Hancock are getting warmed up and ready to apprehend any bad guys that break the law!

Posted by Gulf Shores Police Department on Saturday, November 18, 2017


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