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DeSoto County's chief deputy leaving sheriff's office

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto County sheriff's Chief Deputy Frank Rainey has resigned from his job to return to his former position as a trainer of dogs used by the military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Commercial Appeal reports Rainey resigned Tuesday. He is on vacation, and his last day with the department will be April 15.

Rainey has worked for the sheriff's department since 2008, hired to establish a K-9 unit. In 2009, Sheriff Bill Rasco appointed him as his chief deputy, in charge of the department's command staff.

Rainey served in the Marines in the 1980s for four years. He worked with the Southaven Police Department for 15 years on the SWAT unit and the K-9 unit.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal,

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