CONN. (WTNH) — The Connecticut State Police K9 Unit announced the graduation of their 231st patrol K-9 class on Friday, state police said.

The six graduates successfully completed 14 weeks of grueling mental and physical training. The graduates now represent the most advanced and skilled K-9 teams in the state, according to state police.

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The K-9 teams will be deployed across Connecticut to serve and protect all citizens.

The graduates of the K-9 Class 231. (Image provided by Connecticut State Police)

The graduates are shown from left to right in the order below.

  • Trooper First Class Dale DeGaetano and K9 Rocco – Troop F
  • Trooper Michael McKinney and K9 Kane – Troop A
  • Enfield Officer Michael Colantuono and K9 Dunkin
  • Colchester Officer Dominic Sullivan and K9 Dutch
  • Trooper Michael Trudeau and K9 Hector – Troop G
  • Correction Officer Jonny Peralta and K9 Ollie