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    Franklin County sheriff's deputy Joe Mullins, right, donated a ballistic vest to protect Grove City's police dog, Max. The vest previously was worn by Mullins' Prairie Township K-9 partner, Falco, who has semi-retired since Mullins moved to the sheriff's office. Pictured with Mullins and Max are, from left, Grove City interim police Chief Jeff Pearson, officer Brian Kitko, Max's handler, and Mayor Richard "Ike" Stage.THISWEEKNEWS

    Donated vest buys K-9 extra protection

    The next time Grove City Division of Police officer Brian Kitko enters a building or confronts a suspect with his partner, he will do so with more peace of mind.
    Chief Rick Dawson, a 35-year veteran, will retire at the end of the month from the Jackson Township Fire Department.

    'Dedicated' fire chief retiring at month's end

    In his 35 years with the Jackson Township Fire Department, Rick Dawson went from serving as a volunteer firefighter to chief.
    Grove City High School senior Nick Holmes serves under the direction of Sgt. Sam Byrd in the Franklin County Volunteers in Public Safety Support program.

    Local teen named top volunteer in county program

    Ever since he was a little boy, Grove City High School senior Nick Holmes has dreamed of becoming a sheriff's deputy.
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