Manchester Police Department K-9 teams win again

By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester - posted Thu., Sep. 15, 2011
Manchester Police Officer Robert Johnson stands with his police service dog, Dibbs, after winning two competitions at the 2011 Police and Fire World Games. Courtesy photo. - Contributed Photo

Two of the Manchester Police Department’s four K-9 units successfully competed in the 2011 Police and Fire World Games, held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 at Fort Totten in New York City.

The bi-annual Police and Fire World Games was scheduled close to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, to coincide with the two themes of “Remembrance” and “Gratitude.”

Officer Richard Boyle and his police service dog, Marco, and Officer Robert Johnson and his K-9 partner, Dibbs, both placed well in the competitions. Boyle and Marco earned first place in building searches, second place in vehicle searches and third place in overall narcotics. Johnson and Dibbs earned first place with box searches and third place in overall patrol. Their participation in the event was sponsored by the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association and the MPD.

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