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K9's graduate Connecticut State Police Training Academy

Seven K9 teams made up the 211th Patrol Dog class. The ceremony was held on Thursday.
Credit: Connecticut State Police

MERIDEN, Conn. — On Thursday, seven canine teams graduated from Connecticut State Police Training Academy. 

The teams began their training on March 2 and trained for 15 weeks and graduated today. All of the dogs in the teams are German Shepards. 

The teams are: 

  • TFC. Pieter Groot K-9 Brando Troop C
    TFC. Matt Warren K-9 Maxx Troop F
    TFC. Darren Connolly K-9 Igor Troop H
    Officer Steven Gennuso K-9 Majlo 
  • Department of Correction Officer Jeremy Shepard K-9 Tuco 
  • Department of Correction Officer Tim McCain K-9 Jax Guilford Police Dept.
    Constable Tory Marsden K-9 Mayhem Prospect Police Dept.

Out of the seven teams, K9's Brando, Maxx, and Igor will also be completing an additional seven weeks of Seach and Rescue training. 

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"We want to congratulate you all on the accomplishment up to this point and also wish you all good luck," said the State Police through their Facebook page. 

Credit: Connecticut State Police