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Recently Retired Police K9 Dies

KINGSTON — The Kingston Police Department said a police dog who only recently retired has died.

Officers said Stinger, an eight-year-old Doberman, spent six years on the force, but grew sickly. Stinger was forced to retire when his handler, Kingston Police Sergeant Sam Blaski, learned the dog had two inoperable tumors.

Kingston Police announced that the dog had died Tuesday on their Facebook page.

The department had just honored Stinger with a retirement ceremony Monday night in Kingston.


  • So Sorry

    My heart goes out to Sergeant Sam Blaski in the loss of your best friend and partner Stinger. I know he will be sadly missed by you and the Kingston Police. I lost my best friend on 4/15/12 and I still think of him. I was blessed to have him in my life for 2 months short of 17 years, so I know your pain. He’s at Rainbow Bridge playing with all his four-legged buddies waiting to greet you with tail wagging fiercely, when you are called home to meet your maker. GOD BLESS.

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