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January 13, 2010 in City
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Rico, a Belgian malinois, waits with his human partner, Sgt. Troy Teigen of the Spokane Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. Wednesday was graduation day for three new police dogs at the Spokane Police Academy.

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Rico, a Belgian malinois, hangs from the arm of Deputy Nate Nelson of the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office while Rico’s human partner, Sgt. Troy Teigen, left, of the Spokane Police Department tries to get the dog to disengage Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010. Rico was demonstrating his training for the media.

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Rico, a Belgian malinois, gets a pat from his human partner, Sgt. Troy Teigen of the Spokane Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.

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Rico, a Belgian malinois, plays tug-of-war with his human partner, Sgt. Troy Teigen of the Spokane Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, which was graduation day for three new police dogs at the Spokane Police Academy, where K9 cops are trained as well.

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Rico, a Belgian malinois, wears a harness that lets people know that he is part of the Spokane Police Department Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010.