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New patrol pup

Trooper Dave Chatfield gets new K-9 partner


Erik Gantt

Trooper Chatfield rewards Buster, his K-9 dog, with some play time after a training exercise.

Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) Trooper Dave Chatfield recently received Buster, a new K-9 dog trained for drug detection.

Chatfield, who has lived in Saratoga for six years, is based out of the Elk Mountain WHP station as a K-9 unit along with his service dog. Chatfield has been with the WHP for almost 21 years.

Buster is Chatfield's third K-9 service dog and replaces Chatfield's last dog, Robbie, who was killed during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. An investigation into the accident that killed Robbie found no error in the trooper's actions.

Chatfield was notified in late November that the...

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