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Date:
July 19, 2022
Time:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:

The Inn on Boltwood

Address:
30 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Contact:
413-259-3000
Amherst Police Comfort Dog Winston is pictured
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Memorial Service for Amherst Police Department Comfort Dog Winston

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The memorial will be held promptly at 9:30 AM, at The Inn on Boltwood, 30 Boltwood Avenue. Attendees can park at The Amherst College Alumni Lot (42 College Street, Amherst MA) or the Hills Parking Lot (167 College Street, Amherst MA). Click more details or see below, where you will find a link to RSVP and full information. Please tell us if you plan to attend, so that we can adequately plan for refreshments after.

Winston, Comfort Dog: EOW 6/15/22: As you have all heard, the Amherst Police Department is grieving the loss of our Comfort Dog, Winston. A few short weeks ago, in a quick and devastating turn of events, Winston was diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia. This progressed so aggressively that his handler, Officer Laramee, had to make the heartbreaking decision to end his pain and let him pass peacefully.

Winston was almost 2 years old - all of that time spent as a member of the APD family. His short life brought an immense amount of joy to all his coworkers at the Amherst Police Department, Officer Laramee’s immediate family, and this community as a whole. Officer Laramee had a vision for a comfort dog program here in Amherst and he was greeted with the perfectly tempered, incredibly happy, very sleepy, Winston. The program was a success in every way that Officer Laramee imagined and this loss will be felt by many.

 

Because of the loss of Winston, we will be holding a memorial service / celebration of his life on Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. This would have been Winston's 2nd birthday.

 

The memorial will be held promptly at 9:30 AM, at The Inn on Boltwood, 30 Boltwood Avenue. Attendees can park at The Amherst College Alumni Lot (42 College Street, Amherst MA) or the Hills Parking Lot (167 College Street, Amherst MA). Please be sure to arrive on time. 

 

Below, you will find a link where you can RSVP. Please tell us if you plan to attend, so that we can adequately plan for refreshments after.

Click here to RSVP

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