Fallen police officers’ memories celebrated with renamed NYPD Transit dogs

This past Tuesday, the NYPD Transit Bureau graduated a new class of K9 dogs,  – all of whom are named for police officers killed in the line of duty.

Among the thirteen graduating dogs were Curt, named for NYPD ESU Sergeant Michael S. Curtin, who was killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and Palla, who is named for Paul Pallas. Officer Pallas was both an NYPD officer and a PAPD officer and died of World Trade Center-related illness.

While the graduating dogs have been trained in bomb detection and tracking, their primary job will be patrol.

Terence Monahan, the NYPD Chief of Department, told Alison Fox of AMNY that the dogs’ names “fulfill … a solemn promise of the NYPD to never forget.”

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