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CSP: Fallen state trooper’s K-9 partner will retire and stay with the Pelletier family

Trooper Pelletier was struck by a driver on Interstate 84 in Southington last week as he was pulling over a car for a seat belt violation.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jun 7, 2024, 2:09 AM

Updated 12 days ago

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The Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit says K9 Roso, fallen Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier’s partner, will retire and remain with the Pelletier family.
Trooper Pelletier was struck by a driver on Interstate 84 in Southington last week as he was pulling over a car for a seat belt violation.
Thousands of people packed into Hartford’s Xfinity Theatre on Wednesday to honor the state trooper.
Pelletier’s wife and family were seen walking out of the funeral ceremony with his K-9 partner.
Lt. Anthony Cristy from the Connecticut State Police wrote the following statement:
“Dear Canine Friends and Family,
On behalf of the Connecticut State Police K-9 Unit, I am writing to express heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support during the challenging time following the tragic line of duty death of TFC Aaron Pelletier #536. Your professionalism, dedication, and compassion have been inspiring and truly made a significant difference to Aaron’s family and our entire canine program.
As we remember TFC Pelletier and honor his memory, we will continue to move forward with our mission. Your exceptional work is a testament to our shared commitment, and we are profoundly grateful for each of you.
Please be safe and thank you.”


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