K9 with cancer honored by Trumbull cops

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Former Trumbull Police Department K9 Storm

Former Trumbull Police Department K9 Storm

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Storm took one last walk.

Trumbull said goodbye to one of its own Friday. Led by his handler, Officer Greg Lee, K9 Storm walked past the police department as friends and family paid their respects.

Storm had been diagnosed with cancer of the spine, and Lee made the decision to not allow the dog to suffer.

He “made the difficult decision to euthanize Storm,” as the department wrote on its Facebook page.

On Friday, “Storm was escorted past the Police Department one last time,” the department wrote. About 30 officers from Trumbull stood on the lawn as Storm and Lee took their last walk.

About 15 K9 units from the region were there, too, according to Trumbull Police Lt. Brian Weir.

“There’s a big network of them, basically a family,” Weir said. “We just wanted to honor him and pass the police department, pay our respects.”

“A lot of it is in support of the officer,” he said.

Storm had worked with Lee for six years before retiring from the force about two years ago. He was primarily used in missing persons investigations, crowd control, fugitive apprehension and drug detection.

Weir said he was glad to see so many Trumbull officers, local K9 units and Lee’s family pay their respects.

“I was impressed with the turnout,” he said.