Yellow Labrador retriever Trace will help Indianapolis arson investigators

Trace, 3, comes from Texas

INDIANAPOLIS - A 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever will now be working alongside Indianapolis' arson investigators, thanks to a gift from the Officer David S. Moore Foundation.

Trace, who is specially trained to detect 13 ignitable liquids, will join the Fire Investigations Section of Indianapolis Homeland Security, Indianapolis police and Indianapolis fire.

The Officer David S. Moore Foundation, named in honor of the Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty in 2011, and the International Association of of Special Investigative Units donated the money to buy Trace.

"Through this honorable contribution by the Officer David Moore Foundation, we remember a great police officer whose work continues in this community," Indianapolis Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said in a news release. "Trace will make our Arson Unit's job much easier by helping to substantiate whether an accelerant was used in an arson."

Trace comes from Texas, where his previous handler changed positions and wanted to ensure the dog would be sent to a community where his valuable skills would be used, officials said.

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