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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12-17-2009

12 CANINE TEAMS GRADUATE

THE CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE TRAINING PROGRAM

The Connecticut State Police Canine Training Unit announces the graduation ceremony of the 142nd Patrol Canine Training Troop, to be held on 12-17-2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy on 285 Preston Avenue in Meriden, CT.  There will be a total of twelve (12) canine teams graduating, which are listed below.

This graduation will be for canine teams within the Patrol Dog field.  These teams have been trained in the basic areas of tracking, aggression (handler protection), evidence recovery, building searches, obedience and classroom education.  The canines are all German Shepherds.  This marks the culmination of a 14-week rigorous and intense training course, which began on September 8, 2009.   All graduates will appear on stage with their canine partners as part of this ceremony.

GRADUATES AND THEIR ASSIGNMENTS

CONNECTICUT STATE  POLICE

Trooper First Class Tpr. Keith Stolarek & K9 “Duke” Troop D, Danielson

Trooper Timothy Bettencourt & K9 “Gunner”  Troop E, Montville

Trooper Benjamin Kores & K9 “Tuuk”  Troop H, Hartford

Trooper Darren Connolly and & K9 “Enzo” Troop H, Hartford

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Officer Ilidio Rodrigues & K9 “Ransom”

Officer Dennis Hinkson & K9 “Dozer”

HARTFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer Jeff Moody &  K9 “Kondor”  

WATERBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer Chris Zentek and K9 “Ranger”

Officer Anthony Tanganell & K9 “Aero”

WATERTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer David Marinaro & K9 “Enzo”

OLD SAYBROOK POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer Brian Ziolkovski & K9 “Zeus”

BRANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

Officer David Atkinson & K9 “Nicko”

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Tfc. Karen O’Connor