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New class of K9 officers

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Local police welcome a new class of K9 Officers. Seven new handlers and dogs celebrated their big graduation this afternoon.

During their summer training, some of the dogs learned to detect drugs while other were trained on how to sniff out bombs and explosives.

After finishing the 10 week program, officers say they're excited to put their new partners to work.

"You've always got a partner with you, with the dogs every day," says Roanoke City Police Officer, Travis Barber. "It's nice to get that bond, it'll be good to get done and get out on the street and put the dog's training to the test."

His dog, Gunner, has been trained to detect the 12 odors of explosive devices.

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