How K9 Loki kept everyone safe at the Frozen Four in Buffalo


BUFFALO (WWLP) – At an event with thousands of spectators like the Frozen Four, security is extremely important.

That’s why human-canine partners like Bradley Girdler and K9 Loki of the Erie County Sheriff’s Department are called in to make sure everyone can enjoy their time without a worry.

Loki is an explosives detection dog, who also serves as Girdler’s partner and protector while on patrol. At event’s like the UMass – Minnesota Duluth national championship game, they perform bomb sweeps to make sure no one’s lives are at risk.

Loki is half Malinois, half German Shepherd. He and other explosives detection dogs like him help our men and women in law enforcement’s jobs a little easier.

“A dog’s sense of smell is like ten thousand times better than a human, so he can check an area way quicker than we can look in packages and look at things,” Girdler said. “He can check it and find it from way farther away. It’s just a lot safer for everyone to have the dog here.”

Loki and Girdler attend every event at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo.

K9 Loki is quite the celebrity with nearly 8,000 followers on Instagram. Click here to follow him.

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