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Newest NYPD Bomb Squad K-9s All Named after Fallen Officers

Dan Andros : Jun 18, 2021  Faithwire.com

"...K-9 Louie is named after Detective Luis Alvarez who died in 2019 of cancer he developed as a direct result of participating in rescue & recovery efforts at the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks." -NYPD

[Faithwire.com] "Does anyone remember my loved one?" (Screengrab image)

It's a question many families of fallen officers ask. Wednesday's graduation ceremony on Randall's Island answered that question with a resounding yes with names honoring those lost in the line of duty.

Ten new grads are ready to partner up and start fighting crime and saving lives, and each has a special name to let everyone know that those who died serving will never be forgotten.

Graduating into K9 officer status is no easy task. Hundreds of hours are spent learning detailed obedience, bomb sniffing, getting targets, and many other skills.

Chief Martine Materasso, head of the Counterterrorism Bureau, said, "Each of these teams has gone through extensive training to get to this day, all in an effort to do their part to keep this great city safe now and in the future," according to the New York Post.

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