SAGINAW, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A new member of the Saginaw Fire Department has graduated training, providing the department a new nose for arson.

Arson K9 Sheldon joins Lt. John Tadlock to help sniff out fire causes in Saginaw and area counties when needed.

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Sheldon the arson K9 with Lt. John Tadlock (State Farm)

The 2-year-old black Labrador retriever and Lt. Tadlock just finished a five week canine-accelerant detection school and were certified Thursday.

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Tadlock and Sheldon join seven other arson dog teams in Texas funded through the State Farm arson dog program.

The other Texas teams are located in: McKinney, Flower Mound, San Antonio, Conroe, Big Spring and Brownwood.

A public introduction and demonstration of Sheldon’s skills will be held soon once he’s settled in his new home, the fire department said in a news release.

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Sheldon the arson K9 (State Farm)