• Saugus Police honor cancer-stricken K-9 with final ride through town


    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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