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Norwalk K-9 Officers Honored For Work Catching Armed Robbery Suspects

Sergeant Garrett Kruger with Police Service Dog (PSD) Kimbo, Officer Richard Montanez and PSD Kai, and Officer David Peterson with PSD Rainor.
Sergeant Garrett Kruger with Police Service Dog (PSD) Kimbo, Officer Richard Montanez and PSD Kai, and Officer David Peterson with PSD Rainor. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Police Department
The award given to the members of the Norwalk Police Department K-9 Unit.
The award given to the members of the Norwalk Police Department K-9 Unit. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- Members of the Norwalk Police Department K-9 Unit were honored for their work in tracking suspects in a 2014 armed robbery.

The Connecticut Work Dog Association awarded Sergeant Garrett Kruger, Officer David Peterson and Officer Richard Montanez the 2014 Daniel Wasson Memorial 1st Runner Up Award for outstanding K-9 achievement on June 11. The award stems from an armed robbery on July 8, 2014 on Belden Avenue, when the officers and their K-9 partners were able to quickly track and apprehend two suspects in a thickly wooded area near the Route 7 Connector.

The officers area also being honored for this incident by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) as a Hero K-9 Unit. FLEOA selected six units from across New England, and the Boston Red Sox will recognize them with an ceremony on July 27 at Fenway Park. Click here to vote for the Norwalk K-9 Unit as the K-9 Team of the Year.

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