They are friendly, furry and very highly trained. K-9 units drilling this week in Everett hold a key piece of Boston Marathon security in their paws.
A Cambridge man is facing charges after police say he taunted one of their K-9s, causing it to injure itself.
The Braintree Police Department just disbanded its patrol dog unit entirely after three incidents in recent weeks.
Five police departments including the State Police just got a big grant with money aimed at helping their four legged officers.
During a traffic stop on Route 24, according to police, a drug-sniffing State Police dog named Hondo uncovered two kilos of cocaine.
A man who led State Police on a dangerous high speed chase last week was ordered held on $50,000 bail Monday.
Mike Wagreich, owner of K-9 East in Billerica, has been training police dogs for years, and says the end to Friday’s police chase in West Bridgewater was a textbook case.