Saint John boy announced as winner in RCMP Name the Puppy contest

A boy from Saint John has been announced as one of the winners in the RCMP 2018 Name the Puppy contest. 

Mounties say that Seth Reynolds' winning entry was the name Lazer. 

He was one of thirteen winners to suggest a name for the first puppies to be born this year at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Alberta, which is the training centre for all RCMP police dog teams in Canada. 

Police say the names were suggested by children representing every province and territory in Canada and were chosen from nearly 15,000 entries by staff at the training centre. 

The names had to start with the letter L and a draw was used to determine the winner when there were multiple entries for the same name. 

The winners will each receive a laminated photo of the puppy they named, a plush dog, and an official RCMP baseball cap.

RCMP say police service dog teams search for missing or lost people, track and apprehend criminals, remove drugs from the streets, detect explosives, and search for evidence used in crimes. 

The winning entries as per the news release are:

- Lance : Kayla Absi (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Lazer : Seth Reynolds (Saint John, New Brunswick)
- Lenyx : Jaxson Duke (Whitehorse, Yukon)
- Lexi : Rayanna Etheridge (Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Lilly : Kaitlyn Szulc ( Langley, British Columbia)
- Link : Jake Saunders (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories)
- Logan : Austyn Harper (Carseland, Alberta)
- Loki : Jackson McQuade Thomson (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
- Lola : Alex Bernard (Kensington, Prince Edward Island)
- Lucy : Saydee Hlagy (Outlook, Saskatchewan)
- Luke : Dennea Fitzner (The Pas, Manitoba)
- Luna : Fergus Porter (Antigonish, Nova Scotia)
- Lux : Arielle Provencher (Montreal, Quebec)