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Retired Erie County Sheriff's Office K9 Hayco dies

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Apr 23, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office announced retired K9 Hayco died Thursday.

13-year-old K9 Hayco died at home with his partner and handler, Deputy Ballantyne, by his side. ECSO says he was vital to restarting the K9 unit around a decade ago and retired in 2017.

"Hayco, a Belgian Malinois, trained as a dual purpose Patrol/Tracking & Narcotics detection canine was a key part in apprehending multiple suspects, locating missing individuals, and numerous drug detections that resulted in thousands of dollars in seizures," a Facebook post says.