BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police are saying their final goodbyes to a former member of the force.
K-9 Duke served the Buffalo Police Department from March 2009 until January 2016, when he retired. During this time, Duke worked alongside now-retired dog handler Dennis Kessler.
Police say that along with serving as a narcotics detection dog, Duke was also trained as a patrol dog.
On Tuesday, the dog passed away at 12 years old. Buffalo police announced this the following day.