SAUGUS, Mass. - The Saugus Police Department gave a final ride through town for one of its heroes.
K-9 Bruin, who was recently diagnosed with untreatable cancer, got a sendoff Thursday along the streets he loved to patrol, according to a Facebook post from Saugus police.
The post said K-9 Bruin's health had deteriorated in the past few days and the aggressive cancer was causing much pain and discomfort for the dog. Saugus Police honored him with a sendoff through the streets on his final ride, starting at 11:30, before he's put down.
The department wanted to make it a special day for K-9 Bruin and his handler, saying, "We hope to see you all out to show your support and love tomorrow. We know Bruin will love it."
Here was the route for K-9 Bruin's final ride:
Route 1 to Lynn Fells Parkway – Lynn Fells Parkway to Main Street (11:30 a.m.)
Main Street to Vine Street – Vine Street to Essex Street (11:40 a.m.)
Essex Street to Cliftondale Square – Cliftondale Square to Central Street (11:45 a.m.)
Central Street through Saugus Center to Elm Street – Elm Street to Saville Street (11:50 a.m.)
Saville Street to Hamilton Street – Hamilton Street to Main Street (12:00 p.m.)
Main Street to Wakefield town line (12:10 p.m.)
Main Street (Saugus) to Farm Street (Wakefield) – Farm Street to Water Street (12:15 p.m.)
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