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Triumph Is Triumphant

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is now an honorary member of the Las Vegas police department's K-9 unit.

The cigar-smoking, foul-mouthed hand puppet given life by comic Robert Smigel is the first toy Rottweiler adopted into the elite group of bomb-sniffing dogs. The honor was bestowed at the weeklong Comedy Festival that kicked off Tuesday.

"I will do my part to get all the drugs and hookers off the street, and into my hotel room," Triumph said in accepting the honor.

Police Sgt. Danny O'Connell said Triumph would make a good member of the team. "He's a straight shooter. He says what's on his mind and peace officers always appreciate that."