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RETIRED K-9 FROM ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES


Drago

June 27, 2012 - The Erie County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the death of retired drug K-9 Drago who died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes earlier this week.   Drago was a yellow Lab born in Czechoslovakia in 1999.  A year later he was paired with Deputy AJ Burdzy as part of a narcotics detection team assigned to the Erie County Holding Center.

Drago was responsible for numerous narcotics finds in the Erie County Holding Center and throughout the community; he also assisted many law enforcement agencies throughout New York State with narcotics detection.

Drago, who retired a few years ago from the Sheriff's Office, always held the highest certification obtainable through New York State for narcotics detection.