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WDOC K-9 teams shine at annual certification

The Wyoming Medium correctional Institution in Torrington. (Wyoming Department of Corrections)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne was the location for the United States Police Canine Association Region 14 Annual Certification this year.

The event took place from June 3 to June 5.

Two teams from the Wyoming Department of Corrections — Sgt. Randall Speiser and K-9 Copper and Sgt. Jory Shoopman and K-9 Zeke — did extremely well in the narcotics detection competition, placing first and third, respectively.

Sgt. R. Speiser and K-9 Copper and Sgt. J. Shoopman and K-9 Zeke (Photo courtesy of the Wyoming Department of Corrections)

Sgt. Speiser and K-9 Copper also won the “Top Dog” Kyle Hall Memorial Award for Outstanding Narcotic Detection Score. Sgt. Shoopman and K-9 Zeke won the Kim “Joe” Clingan Outstanding K-9 Team Award. 

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USPCA Region 14 includes the states of Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii.  

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