K-9 officers graduate in Yonkers

The dogs were trained to locate lost children, drugs, weapons and fugitives. (6/25/14)

YONKERS - Six K-9 officers and their handlers graduated during a ceremony in Yonkers after 17 weeks of training Wednesday afternoon.

The dogs were trained to locate lost children, drugs, weapons and fugitives.

The six graduates include K-9 officers from Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Westchester County police and Ramapo.

The dogs will return to school in September to focus on a specialty, such as recovering narcotics or bombs.

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