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An active bomb-sniffing dog, also the father of South Korea’s first cloned police dogs, will retire next week from the Jeju Provincial Police Agency after serving for 11 years, police officials said Thursday.

警方週四表示,一隻現役偵爆犬在執勤11年後,下週將從濟州道警察廳退休。

 

The police will hold a ceremony Tuesday to mark the retirement of the German shepherd Quinn, who was deployed to the police in April 2005, just three months after his birth.

警方下週二將舉行這隻名叫昆恩的德國牧羊犬退休儀式,牠2005年4月即被派駐在該濟州道警局,當時甫出生3個月。

 

Quinn made headlines in April 2007 when he helped solve a high-profile child murder case that shocked South Korea’s resort island of Jeju. The search dog, which had been trained for only three days to detect human scent, pulled off the feat of finding the victim’s body in an orchard in just 20 minutes.

昆恩2007年4月曾因協助偵破一起眾所矚目的兒童謀殺案而登上頭條新聞,該案震驚南韓度假勝地濟州島,此前僅受過3天聞人味訓練的這隻搜救犬,只花20分鐘就立下汗馬功勞,在一處果園找出被害人遺體。

 

His talent as a seasoned police dog possessing a keen sense of smell has been utilized on more than 200 major missions, such as the 2005 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. He also won awards in several national competitions for bomb-sniffing.

身為一隻擁有敏銳嗅覺的老練警犬,已有200多次重要任務借重其天份,諸如2005年亞太經合會峰會,也曾多次在嗅彈犬的全國比賽中獲獎。

 

Quinn provided somatic cells for a cloned dog named Su that researchers at Sooam Biotech Research Center delivered in 2010. Su, also dispatched to the Jeju police, has displayed outstanding olfactory abilities inherited from Quinn and has helped police in search and detection missions.

昆恩提供體細胞予一隻名叫蘇的複製犬,蘇是由「秀岩生技研究中心」2010年培育。蘇同樣被派駐在濟州道警局,展現出遺傳自昆恩的傑出嗅覺能力,並協助警方執行偵蒐任務。

 

At Tuesday’s ceremony, the police will confer an honorary rank of lieutenant on Quinn in recognition of his contribution to the country and cede him to a new master.

在下週二的退休儀式中,警方將頒發名譽「警衛」(南韓警階規定,最低為9級的「巡警」,「警衛」則為6級)的階級予昆恩,表彰牠對國家的貢獻,並割愛予領養牠的新主人。

 

新聞辭典

 

pull off :動詞片語,克服困難而成功。The rebel forces pulled off a surprisingly successful offensive against the better equipped government troops.(叛軍竟成功突襲裝備較精良的政府軍。)

 

olfactory:名詞、形容詞,嗅覺器官、嗅覺的。例句:Dramatic progresses have been achieved in our understanding of the olfactory system.(我們對嗅覺系統的瞭解已有長足進步。)

 

cede:及物動詞,割讓、讓與。例句:Hong Kong was ceded to Britain after the Opium War.(鴉片戰爭後,香港被割讓給英國。)

 

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