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Fallen police dog honored today

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With information from the Vienna Police Department

Vienna Police officials invite the public to join them for Police Honors in the Vienna City Square for their fallen K-9 officer, Castor at 11:00 am today.

VPD says that Castor was the first police dog for both Warwick and Vienna Police Departments. he worked a shift for the Vienna PD, and then died the following day, Veterans Day, from complications of lymphoma.

Michael Smith was castor's handler.

Castor had been with the Vienna Police Dept. since May of 2012. He was 10 years old, and had been a K-9 Officer for seven years.

VPD says "Castor was a hard worker and he worked up until the day he died. A true public servant, Castor worked a full shift on Saturday November 10 and he died the next day Veteran's Day.

The canine officer will receive honors including the last radio call, the folding of the American flag, and a bagpipe salute.

 

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