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No charges in connection with death of beloved police dog, Haso

Farmer claims to have shot Haso by accident
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Posted at 3:00 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-25 15:10:13-04

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office has closed its investigation into the death Haso, a retired K9 police dog with the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say Haso was shot and killed by a farmer shortly after he went missing back on April 25.

According to the sheriff's office, the farmer mistakenly took the dog for a wild coyote. That individual claims to have been defending other animals on the farm.

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office says no charges will be filed in connection with this case.