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MTA Police Graduates Newest K-9 Class

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority put its best paws forward Friday, graduating a new class of police dogs at Grand Central Terminal.

The eight pooches have gone through an extensive 14 week training program and were taught how to detect explosives and work in crowded spaces.

The new members of the K-9 force are being named after an officer or soldier who fell in the line of duty, including "Buck" who is named after Gregory Buckley, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan.

"Very, very proud. Especially that they're honoring my son - my fallen hero. They're naming him after him," said Buckley's mother, Marina Buckley.

"We've been naming all of the dogs after fallen police officers. Thankfully we're running out of names in that category. Now we are naming our animals after for military service personnel who have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan theater,' said MTA Police Lieutenant John Kerwick.

The agency has over 50 dogs patrolling the Long Island Railroad, Metro-North and other facilities.

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