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August 27, 2013

Council honors city K-9 team

An award-winning Muskogee K-9 unit received another honor during Monday’s City Council meeting.

Muskogee Police Officer Bill Peters and his K-9 partner Bosco were recently honored as Oklahoma’s State Canine Team of the Year by  the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers.

Peters was again honored in a recognition ceremony Monday evening at the Council Chambers Municipal Building, 229 W. Okmulgee Ave.

Peters, 33, said it’s nice getting the award, but noted it’s not just he and his 7-year-old German shepherd doing the work. The police department has three more K-9 units.

“A dog is probably the best tool you can use in getting narcotics or getting criminals,” Peters said.

He and Bosco have been working together for about five years, first on patrol and for the past year with the department’s Special Investigations Unit.

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