While he has been working for about a month already, the most recent addition to the Merrill Police Department was ceremoniously sworn in this week.
The Merrill Police Department announced that Eros was officially sworn into the force at the Merrill City Council meeting earlier this week. Eros is their police canine that began patrol on May 12.
His handler is Officer Matt Drabek, who performed the speaking part of the oath on behalf of Eros. The pup did add a loud bark of approval during the ceremony.
In addition to serving the Merrill Police Department, Eros also provides mutual aide for nearby law enforcement agencies including the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office and the nearby state patrol.