|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Connecticut State Police Canine Training Unit announces the graduation ceremony of the 144th Patrol Canine Training Troop, to be held on 05-27-2010 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 February 22nd , 2010. 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 David Luke & K9 “Rudy” Troop K, Colchester
Trooper First Class James O’ Donnell & K9 “Dietz” Troop C, Tolland
Trooper First Class Mattioli & K9 “Dutch” Troop D, Danielson
Trooper Chad Gomez and & K9 “Gibson” Troop L, Litchfield
Trooper Donald Chasse Jr. and & K9 “Zeus” Troop A, Southbury