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VIDEO: Indy airport's bomb-sniffing K-9 snores away after a long day of keeping the airport safe

Posted: 2:45 PM, Nov 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-16 21:30:20Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- When he isn't sniffing out danger at the Indianapolis International Airport, TSA K-9 Ttirado likes to curl up and nap in his handler's arms - and his snoring could compete with any human out there. 

K-9 Ttirado is an explosives detection canine with the Transportation Security Administration based out of the Indianapolis airport.  

TSA posted the adorable video below on Twitter with the caption "Work like a dog. Sleep like a human."

He and his handler, Keith Smith, work hard each day to help keep the transportation system safe. 

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"Good boy, Ttirado. You've earned your zzzzzzz's," the caption reads. 

 

Work like a dog. Sleep like a human. Meet Ttirado. He’s an explosives detection canine based out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). He works with his handler, Keith Smith, to help keep our transportation systems safe. Good boy, Ttirado. You’ve earned your zzzzzzz’s. … If you’re wondering about the strange spelling of Ttirado’s name, the double first letter signifies that the canine was named after a 9/11 victim. In this case, Ttirado was named after Hector Luis Tirado, FDNY Engine 23. … TSA trains, and deploys both TSA-led and state and local law enforcement-led canine teams to secure our Nation’s transportation systems through effective explosives detection, visible deterrence, and timely, mobile response to support rail stations, airports, passenger terminals, seaports, surface carriers, and other facilities. … #DogsOfInstagram #TSAOnTheJob #WorkingDogs @FDNY @engine23lionsden

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Along with the adorable video above, the TSA gave some insight into Ttirado's unique name.

"The double first letter signifies that he was named after a 9/11 victim," they posted. 

Ttirado was named after Hector Luis Tirado, FDNY 23. 

"TSA trains, and deploys both TSA-led and state and local law enforcement-led canine teams to secure our Nation’s transportation systems through effective explosives detection, visible deterrence, and timely, mobile response to support rail stations, airports, passenger terminals, seaports, surface carriers, and other facilities."

Good boy, Ttirado, you earn that shut-eye! 

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