Retired K-9 officer dies of cancer

Photo of Buddy provided by the Warsaw Police Dept.

WARSAW, Ind. (WANE)  The Warsaw Police Department said retired K-9 officer Buddy died Thursday after battling bone cancer.

Buddy joined the department on June 5, 2006 and was responsible for saving the lives of two people due to his superior tracking skills. He was diagnosed with cancer just before retiring in September of 2014.

He continued to live with his handler, Captain Joel Beam, after retirement.

k-9 buddy

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