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    Red Sox to Honor Conn. Police K-9 Unit
    West Hartford Police Department
    West Hartford police dog Jett and his K-9 handler Officer Tom Lazure have won the 2014 Daniel Wasson Memorial Canine Award for the second time and will be honored before a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway in Boston.

    West Hartford police dog Jett and his K-9 handler Officer Tom Lazure have won the 2014 Daniel Wasson Memorial Canine Award for the second time and will be honored before a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway in Boston.

    The award from the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association was presented to them Monday at the annual Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association meeting.

    "We could not be more pleased with their efforts and hard work," West Hartford Police Lt. Ted J. Stoneburner said.

    The Boston Red Sox will recognize Jett at a pre-game ceremony at Fenway, police said.

    The K-9 unit took on many cases in 2014, helping to apprehend suspects and investigate narcotics activity, police said. They helped Hartford police find and apprehend a "dangerous armed felon" who was armed with a loaded 9-millimeter gun and ensure no officer was injured, police said.

    This marks the fourth time a West Hartford Police Department K-9 unit won the award.