Dedication of the K9 Memorial at the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services December 7, 2016

More than 40 dogs trained to detect ignitable liquids or explosives have served the Massachusetts State Police since 1989, and now a memorial to honor them has been built at the state Department of Fire Services in Stow.

Massachusetts State Police Lt. Dan Richard, Exec Officer for Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit served as emcee of the event.
Well over a hundred people attended the ceremony, including Patrick McMurray, Undersecretary for Homeland Security (left), Jennifer Queally, Undersecretary for Law Enforcement (center), and Peter Ostroskey, State Fire Marshal (right)
About a dozen accelerant and explosive detecting K9's were also in attendance.
Massachusetts State Police Det/Lt. Paul Zipper - Commander, Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit
Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey
Det/Lt.(Ret.) Robert Corry shares the history of K9's in fire investigation in Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Paul Horgan (below: with K9 Lucy in 1994)
State Police Association of Massachusetts, President, Dana Pullman
Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent

Credits:

Public Safety Multimedia

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.