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The 4th annual Western Connecticut Police K9 Challenge was held this weekend on the grounds of the Second Company Governor's Horse Guard in Newtown.  Police and Military Teams from around the region participated in the event also hosted by The Newtown Kennel Club and the Hometown Foundation. 

 

Awards were given for suspect apprehension, obstacle course, tactical obedience and the fastest dog among other areas.  All proceeds from event go to the Friends of the Second Company Governor's Horse Guard to continue the service and tradition of the unit. Activities for spectators also included tractor pulled Hay Rides, Pumpkin Decorating, a Bag Pipes Demonstration, and a Cavalry Horses meet and greet. 

 

Monroe Police K9s Riggs and Murphy and handlers took home 2nd place for best K9, 1st place for criminal apprehension and 1st overall for best team.

 

  

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