North Tonawanda Police mourn loss of K9 Officer

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The North Tonawanda Police Department had to say goodbye to one of its K9 Officers earlier this week.

K9 Officer Regin officially retired Tuesday after suffering from cancer.

Regin was a 7-year-old Belgian Mallnois Shepard who served alongside North Tonawanda Police Officer Tim Sylvester. Regin started patrol in September of 2010 and replaced retired K9 Odin.

He was trained in Narcotics Detection, Patrol and Tracking. He served with the department’s Swat team, Patrol units, and assisted several Police Department’s in Western New York.

The North Tonawanda Police Department describes Regin as an “outstanding K9 for the department” who “gave 100 percent, never gave up and was always happy to work.”

The Police Department says Regin was able to spend his final days with his handler, Officer Sylvester and his family, and will be greatly missed.

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