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The squad driven by officer Travis Sundvall has been specially designed so his partner, K9 officer Bosco, has plenty of room to move around. Bosco and Sundvall have been a team on Farmington streets for about two months.

Patrolling on four paws

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Most of the time, Travis Sundvall and his dog, Bosco, have a typical boy-and-his-dog relationship. Sundvall feeds his dog and cleans up after him. They go for walks, and they play outside.

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And then, they go to work.

"When we go to work, he knows," Sundvall said. "When he sees me putting on my uniform, he understands it's time to go to work."

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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