State leaders gathered at Connecticut State Police headquarters in Middletown late Wednesday morning to dedicate a monument honoring past and present police K-9s.
The memorial recognizes 80 years of K-9 service with the Connecticut State Police. More than 500 state police K-9 teams have served over the years.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman joinedjoin State Police Commissioner Dora B. Schriro, Col. Brian Meraviglia, Lt. Col. Warren Hyatt and past, present and future K-9 troopers at the ceremony.