EAST GREENWICH — For eight years, police K-9 Deuce served as a member of the local police department before suddenly dying just two months after retirement.

Last week, members of the local department and others from neighboring communities came together to return Deuce's remains to his family. In addition to the full police, escort Deuce received the department said in a Facebook post that people came out of their houses along the route to pay their respects as well.

Deuce and his partner, Patrolman Phil Owens served a number of capacities for the department including working in patrol and narcotics detection.

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