MBTA announces K9’s new name, chosen by the public

The new four-legged Transit Police recruit now has a name, thanks to the public.

Officials asked the community earlier this week to send name suggestions for the new K9 via text and social media.

The winning name? Hunter.

Hunter, a Belgian Malinois, is completing his training before he can go on patrol.

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Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said the name search generated “tremendous interest.”

Honorable mentions were “Charlie” and “Trax.”

Other monikers offered up by riders included “Gunner,” “Copley,” and “Maverick.”



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