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5:20 PM Sat, Sept. 22nd

K9's thrill large crowd at Prescott Rodeo Grounds

Tempe Police Department's Reed Ribotta and K9 Boomer during a public demonstration by some of the 70 dog and handler teams attending the 24th annual Arizona Law Enforcement K9 Association at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds Tuesday evening. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Tempe Police Department's Reed Ribotta and K9 Boomer during a public demonstration by some of the 70 dog and handler teams attending the 24th annual Arizona Law Enforcement K9 Association at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds Tuesday evening. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Hundreds of people got a chance to see law enforcement K-9's and their handlers from around Arizona demonstrate their skills during a public demonstration at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds Tuesday night.

With over 70 officers and their K-9 partners in Prescott for the K-9 Officer Survival Seminar which is part of the 24th annual Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association of which many participated in the demonstration Tuesday night. K-9's showed their skills at narcotics, money and bomb detection, suspect take down both stationary and running and working with a SWAT team during the 90 minute presentation.

Highlighting the evening was an impromptu hard dog competition between 8 dogs. Winning the night by a crowd applause was Roco a Peoria Police Department K-9.