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JAMESTOWN — Members of the Jamestown Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies lined up for a procession Wednesday morning outside of the police department to remember K-9 Promber, who passed away suddenly over the weekend.
Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist spoke with WNYNewsNow following the procession. He says K-9 Promber played a crucial role in keeping the City of Jamestown Safe.
“A K-9 is an officer, in the city, as well as any other police department,” Sundquist said. “This a huge loss, to lose a member of our family.” Sundquist says K-9 Promber was only roughly two years old.
“This a sudden loss that’s impacted all of us.”
The Mayor says the City wanted to make sure he could bring law enforcement together to “solute him one last time” despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Acting Chief Tim Jackson also spoke about the loss of K-9 Promber. He says the community at-large has suffered the loss of the K-9.
“It’s a loss to the Jamestown Police Department, as well as the community,” Jackson said. “Our K-9 handler (Officer Erik Kraft) gives a hundred percent, a hundred percent of the time, so it is very important.”
“It’s a big show of support that we are all in this together,” Jackson added when asked about the gathering of multiple law enforcement agencies. “We are very glad everyone came out and showed their support today.”
K-9 Promber replaced K-9 Mitchell, who retired in 2019 after years of service.
Multimedia Journalists Justin Gould and Matt Hummel contributed to this report.
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