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Officers bid final farewell to retired Pittsfield Police K-9

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(Photo: Facebook / Pittsfield Police) (Photo: Facebook / Pittsfield Police)

Pittsfield Police are mourning the loss of one of their retired K-9s.

The department said on Facebook that K-9 Ciro, who retired from the force in 2017, was laid to rest Tuesday as members of their department, along with K-9 units from across Berkshire County, paid tribute.

Ciro served Pittsfield Police from 2006 to 2017.  He retired last year when his handler, Officer James Losaw, was promoted to detective.

Recently, police said that Ciro battled "an aggressive form of stomach cancer."  They noted that Ciro loved the water and on Monday, Losaw and his family took Ciro to a lake for one last swim.

"Thank you for your outstanding and dedicated service to our community K9 Ciro, we have the watch from here. God speed," police added in a Facebook post.

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