The Marion Police Department has an new officer, his name is SIX. Six is a Dutch Shepherd and is assigned to his handler, Officer Mark Elliott.
Six’s name has two meanings. The first is that six is a military term, having someone watch your "6″ means they have your back. This is a nod to the American Legion for their generous donation to their K9 program. The second meaning is that Deputy Brandy Winfield’s badge number was six and the name is a nod to Brandy and the Brandy Winfield Poker Run which also gave MPD a very generous donation that helped make their purchase of Six possible.
Six should be patrolling Marion later this year, after he and Officer Elliott complete their training.