A new recruit to the New South Wales police dog squad has been named after an officer who was killed in the line of duty.
The black and white English springer puppy was named Bryson in honour of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson who was stabbed while responding to a dispute in Sydney's north-west last year.
An online auction for naming rights for the other eight pups will raise money for police legacy.
"It's a really, really worthwhile cause to assist police families who have lost their loved ones," Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said.
The puppies will be trained as detection dogs.
Take part visit the NSW Police Legacy charity auction website.