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Alfonso Hoffman, a 13-year-old boy fighting Leukemia, was named an honorary K-9 officer by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) last week.

The Southern Division of the CHP heard that Alfonso wants to be a K-9 officer when he grows up and they then decided to make him an honorary part of their unit.

See their Facebook post below:


Alfonso and his “K-9” took pictures with the CHP unit and received an official plaque.

The Southern Division of the CHP uses their K-9 unit for highway drug interdiction, bomb detection, criminal apprehension, and assistance to allied agencies.

See an officer and his graduating K-9 in the video below:

Four K-9s were awarded AKC's Paw of Courage this week. Read about their hard work and service here.

Learn about AKC's Canine Officer Program, which recognizes dogs who work with government agencies here.


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