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

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.

This is one of the hardest posts we've ever had to do, since the start of our social media. Sadly, as our followers are...

Posted by Saugus Police Patrol Officer's Union on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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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 members of the Saugus Police Department ask that you keep K9 Bruin and the Fawcett Family in your thoughts and...

Posted by Saugus Police Patrol Officer's Union on Thursday, March 7, 2019

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.)