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DUNKIRK-Dunkirk Police Chief Dave Ortolano is speaking out after the death of K9 Officer Matthew Hazelton.
In an interview with WNYNewsNow Tuesday, Ortolano told reporter Ryan Hedrick this is the first time an active duty officer has died under his watch.
Ortolano also said his department is trying to give the officer’s family support.
Officer Hazelton will be laid to rest Thursday.