Police Top Dog

September 27, 2012 - 10:34 AM
The kennel to a drug-sniffing police dog Nikka of Vaughn, N.M. is shown in backyard of former Vaughn Police Chief Ernest "Chris" ArmijoWednesday, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Vaughn officials announced Wednesday that Armijo resigned after news stories reported that he was not allowed to carry a gun due to his criminal record, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police- force a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka. The town's only other officer isn't certified and pleaded guilty to charges of assault and battery last year. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)