Canto the fire dog memorialized

First responders in Scarsdale honored their longtime K-9 who passed away last month after a very impressive career. A memorial for Canto the fire dog

Canto, a German shepherd, investigated more than 200

Canto, a German shepherd, investigated more than 200 fires in the Hudson Valley.

SCARSDALE - First responders in Scarsdale honored their longtime K-9 who passed away last month after a very impressive career.

A memorial for Canto the fire dog was held last night at the Greenville firehouse.

Canto, a German shepherd, investigated more than 200 fires in the Hudson Valley and was responsible for detecting arson that led to six convictions.

Westchester County Emergency Services Commissioner John Cullen says Canto was not just his work partner but a member of the family. "With the family he was very outgoing, he liked to play games; you know he was a clown, he was just a good all-around family pet," says Cullen.

Canto also helped investigators search for missing Edgemont college student Lauren Spierer in Indiana.

A plaque with Canto's name on it will now be placed on the national fire dog monument in Washington, D.C.

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