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Kyzer the K-9 Dog Passes Away

At 10 years old, Kyzer dedicated more service to the town than many people.

North Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray with Kyzer.
North Andover Police Lt. Charles Gray with Kyzer.
Kyzer, the famous local K-9 unit dog who has saved multiple lives, has passed away.

Kyzer made headlines in his tenure as crime-fighter before retiring in 2011. His handler, Lt. Charles Gray, treated him as a family member and law enforcement partner. Whether he was chasing wild turkeys out of intersections, finding missing people or saving officers from criminals, Kyzer spent his career bettering the lives of the officers with whom he worked.

Kyzer enjoyed his retirement living with Gray and his family.

A statement on the North Andover Police Department Facebook page reads:

"Chief Gallagher sadly announces the death of retired North Andover Police K9 Kyzer. K9 Kyzer was honorably retired in August 2011 after six and a half years of exemplary service. Since retirement K9 Kyzer enjoyed life at home with his handler Lt. Charles Gray and his family. Kyzer will be missed by the Gray family and the members of the North Andover Police Department."
Liz Malone Gerron December 30, 2013 at 06:55 PM
RIP Kyzer. If anyone has interest in how dogs like Kyzer are trained this is a great 60 minutes piece. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sniffing-for-bombs-meet-americas-most-elite-dogs/
Eman December 30, 2013 at 08:25 PM
This is sad to hear! Being a pet lover and recently losing my dog I know how your feeling! Just hang in there there will be better days to come! My heart goes out to Kyzer and all who have loved and spent time with him!
Tracy Watson December 31, 2013 at 08:24 AM
Rest in peace Kyzer....a great animal. Condolences to the NAPD and the Gray family.

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