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Windsor Connecticut Police K-9 Team Wins First Place in Team Division at USPCA Competition

Posted on June 29, 2012

by: Jacqueline Bennett Officer Steve Vesco and his K-9 partner, Iko, brought a 1st place trophy and medallion home to the Windsor, Connecticut police department.  The K-9 team won the award at the 2012 United States Police Canine Association Region #4 K9 Field Trials. “He did well,” Vesco said of Iko during a June 27 interview at the Public Safety Complex in Windsor. Iko is a 4-year-old solid black, male, German Shephard. The USPCA event was held June 23-24 in Middleton, Massachusetts. With temperatures in the 90s on day one, some of the canines could not handle the heat and four teams dropped out, leaving a field of 26 competing teams. Day two weather conditions were also tough, morning rain gave way to…

Windsor K-9 Team to Compete in USPCA Event – Honor 25th Anniversary Fallen Milford Officer

Posted on March 30, 2012

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb The Windsor, Connecticut Police Department K-9 team of Officer Steve Vesco and Iko will compete in the upcoming  United States Police Canine Association Region 7 Police Dog 1 field trials, that is being held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the in the line of duty death of  a Milford, Connecticut officer. The competition is scheduled for April 13, 14 and 15 in Milford, and is being hosted by the Milford Police Department to honor the memory of Milford K-9 officer Daniel Wasson, who died  in the line of duty in April of 1987. “The hope is that a lot of Connecticut teams will attend, and a number of teams from New York are also expected,”…