Accomplished Cranston K-9 officer laid to rest

Courtesy of Cranston Police

By: News Staff

CRANSTON, R.I. – Wednesday was a solemn day for the Cranston Police Department as they said farewell to their K-9 Bosco.

“Today is a day to honor someone who was such a huge part of the police department and the city of Cranston,” said Mayor Alan Fung.

Bosco joined the force in 2008 before retiring in the summer of 2015.

He was a nationally certified police dog trained in narcotics detection, and evidence recovery.

Through his seven year career he became a vital tool in cracking cases. Most notably for the seizure of more than $600,000 of illegal drugs, and in 2012 he was responsible for locating a firearm that had been used in a homicide in the town of West Warwick.

“He’s done it all… served our city faithfully for seven years but also touched the lives of thousands of school children, he was well know celebrity in the city,” said Colonel Michael Winquist of Cranston Police.

His fellow officers lined the streets Wednesday and escorted him to his final resting place.

Officers made sure to take Bosco for a final drive by Cranston Police Headquarters, where he spent so much time fighting crime.

Authorities say Bosco was a loyal companion to so many in the city.

“Bosco was a happy go lucky yellow lab but he’s done such great things, and we are going to miss him immensely,” said Colonel Michael Winquist.

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