||STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2008
Connecticut State Police Canine Unit
to Graduate 5 new K-9 Teams - Accelerant (Arson)
On Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at 10:00 the Connecticut State Police Canine Unit will formerly graduate five new K-9 teams to be deployed to the field, marking the successful completion of an 11 week training program for both K-9's and handlers.
These K-9 teams will be used at the scenes of fires and/or explosions as part of an effort to determine if the incident was an intention act of arson. The handlers from the graduating class are State Police Detectives assigned to the State Fire Marshal Offices for the State of Connecticut and the State of Massachusetts.
The following is a list of the K-9 handlers, K-9 and assignments:
Det. Edgar Rodriguiz, K-9-Melinda CT State Police, CT State Fire Marshal Office
Det. Paul Makuc, K-9-Baxter CT State Police, CT State Fire Marshal Office
Det. Wayne Opdenbrouw, K-9-Elway CT State Police, CT State Fire Marshal Office
Sgt. Tim Bombard, K-9-Nell MA State Police, MA State Fire Marshal Office
Tpr. Mike Peters, K-9-Vic MA State Police, MA State Fire Marshal Office
WHAT: Graduation of 5 new Arson K-9 Teams from the CT State Police Canine Unit
WHEN: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: The CT State Police Canine Unit Training Center
294 Colony Street, Meriden, CT
For more infomation call the Canine Unit at (203) 630-5656.