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State Police welcome newest K9 Trooper

Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 12:29:28-05

Louisiana State Police took to their Facebook page on Friday to welcome their newest K9 Trooper to the force.

K9 Trooper Yari and her handler Trooper Steven Bunch recently completed canine handler training in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The pair worked together under the guidance of Southern State Canine to complete the 6-week course focused on explosives detection.

Yari will now serve with State Police Emergency Services Unit alongside Trooper Bunch detecting explosive odors.

According to the post, Yari is a 2-year-old German Shepherd who was born in the Netherlands.