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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:30 am

Matty, top, one of eight new explosive sniffing dogs belonging to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, mugs for the camera with a young admirer at his recent graduation ceremony at Grand Central Terminal.

Matty, whose partner is MTA Officer Eric Heimbauer, is named in memory of late U.S. Army Specialist Matthew Bayliss. All of Matty’s classmates — Mikey, Stiehl, Glen, George, Buck, Geo and Jake — are named for deceased MTA or NYPD officers, or U.S. soldiers killed in action overseas.

All the dogs will live with their human partners, with whom they trained for 14 weeks.

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