Blue Pumpkin event benefits Buffalo Police K-9 unit

Buffalo, N.Y. — A blue pumpkin sale Saturday gave people a chance to support the Buffalo Police K-9 unit.

Organizers said it was all in memory of fallen officer Craig Reiner who worked in the K-9 unit.

The annual event raises training materials, equipment and safety vests for dogs with a lot of work to do.

“The K-9 is a huge advantage for the police department,” said organizer Scott Milligan. “They can do things like personal protection, sniff out drugs and bombs, find a hider from the police, so the K-9 is a huge advantage for the department.”

During Saturday’s fundraiser, people had a chance to see K-9 in person and see what kind of change they can make.

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