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Washington Police Sgt. Greg Dietsch (left), Drago and Chief Mike Healy stand with an award Dietsch and Drago received from the American Police Canine Association. Last week, Drago and Dietsch were awarded the 2013 National Detection Team of the Year for small police departments at the APCA conference in Hobart. The award is based on drug seizure statistics and training the two have been a part of for the past year. The two have been on duty for past 18 months. This is the second K-9 team from the WPD to be honored in as many years as Sgt. Derrick Devine and K-9 partner Diesel were honored by the association in 2012.