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Murrysville retires one officer while bringing another aboard

Patrick Varine
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Officer Anthony Talamo’s parents Joseph and Barbara congratulate him following a swearing-in ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Murrysville Sgt. Scott Kettren (from left), K9 Argos and Chief Tom Seefeld. Argos retired on May 10. From the left, Murrysville Sgt. Scott Kettren, K9 Argos and Chief Tom Seefeld. Argos retired on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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From the left, Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld, Murrysville Mayor Regis Synan and the department’s newest officer, Anthony Talamo, at a swearing-in ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Officer Anthony Talamo’s father Thomas pins his son’s Murrysville police badge on as his mother Barbara and brother Joseph look on at a swearing-in ceremony May 10.
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Murrysville Sgt. Scott Kettren’s partner, K9 Argos, officially retired on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld, on the right, congratulates Sgt. Scott Kettren, whose K9 partner Argos retired on Friday, May 10, 2019.
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Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld welcomes Officer Anthony Talamo, 27, to the department at a swearing-in ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Murrysville’s police department added one officer and lost another May 10, swearing in Officer Anthony Talamo on the same day that longtime K9 officer Argos retired.

Talamo, 27, is a Murrysville native and a 2010 Franklin Regional graduate. Chief Tom Seefeld, who served as Talamo’s training officer at the police academy, said he is the only student Seefeld’s seen who scored a 100% on the written exam.

Argos is a Belgian Malinois from Holland, and has been with the department for almost a decade, since September 2009. He was trained at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville.

“This has been a great experience in my life,” Kettren said. “People tell you how much work it is, but you don’t know until you’re doing it. I thank the chief and the department for the opportunity.”

Argos will spend his retirement living at Kettren’s home, police officials said.

Below, see video of Talamo’s swearing-in from Friday morning.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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