Auburn Police Department announces passing of former K-9 member

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The Auburn Police Department on Monday announced the loss of Paco, a member of the K-9 unit until retirement two years ago.

Paco had been partnered with Ofc. George Gensic for more than seven years, retiring on New Year’s Day 2017. Thereafter, he lived with the Gensic family in North Carolina.

Paco was knows for his “friendly demeanor and his love of ice,” the department said.

His death was of natural causes at age 12.

The Auburn Police Department expressed its appreciation to Paco for his service and contributions to the community.


Jonathan Shelley

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