Published June 05. 2014 4:12PM Updated June 05. 2014 4:14PM
Meriden - A Stonington Police Department K-9 team will be among the nine teams graduating Thursday as members of the 166th Patrol Dog class at the Connecticut State Police Training Academy,
A ceremony is set for 7 p.m. at the training academy at 285 Preston Ave. in Meriden.
The canine teams, all with German shepherd patrol dogs, have completed a 15-week training course. Graduates are a mix of state troopers, correction officers and municipal police officers, including Stonington Officer Earl Palmer and his dog, Odin.