TROY, N.Y.—The Troy Police Department said goodbye to one of its
members Friday, but also welcomed a rookie into the ranks.
Instead of new uniforms, the new officer will receive milk bone
treats and chew toys. Blair is the newest K-9 Officer of the Troy Police
The department also unveiled new ballistic vests that will be
given to K-9 officers during tactical situations. The money for the vests was
donated in full by a resident near Troy in memory of his late wife who loved
Troy Police also acknowledged the retirement of one of their top
K-9s. Elza had been with the department since January 2005.