Video: Former K-9 handler discusses 9/11 rescue effort

A retired police officer who traveled to Ground Zero with his K-9 spoke to a crowd at Central Michigan University

Michigan Live

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — A retired Saginaw police officer who traveled to Ground Zero with his K-9 partner after 9/11 recently spoke to a Central Michigan University crowd.

A Central Michigan Life video shows Joaquin Guerrero, who retired from Saginaw’s police force in June after 22 years, talking to the Mount Pleasant crowd about his experience in September 2001 with Rookie, the K-9 who Guerrero said in 2004 likely died from cancer caused in part by inhaling carcinogens from the World Trade Center’s rubble.

The video also shows Guerrero promoting a book he co-authored about his career with Rookie called “Michigan and Rookie: Guardians of the Night.”

Officer Gurrero speaks about 9/11 experience from CMLifeVideo on Vimeo.


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