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Community mourns loss of Roxbury Fire Prevention K-9 Bunker

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The community is mourning the loss of 14-year-old Roxbury Fire Prevention K-9 Bunker, who died on Sunday.

Bunker travelled the Roxbury Township on fire safety inspections, call-outs, went from school to school during fire prevention week to help the Fire Prevention Bureau staff deliver the important messages of fire safety to the kids and the community.

“Some people say it’s just a dog but it is NEVER just a dog! It’s a pet, a friend or maybe even a co-worker. For all of us here in Roxbury, Bunker was all of those every day. No matter what the day may have thrown at us there were never any worries because a stare from Bunker and a wag of his tail made us know it was all going to be ok,” the township said on a Facebook post.

“Bunker you were always the ideal co-worker…even if you did drool and shed on our favorite work clothes that just came back from the dry cleaner!,” the township wrote.

Bunker was always in a good mood, always upbeat, and always eager to make everyone proud.

“Townhall and our community will not be the same without you but the one thing we can all say with certainty is that we are all better off for having known you. Throw back a couple Pup Corns and rest easy boy! We will take it from here! We love you and will miss your furry face! RIP Fire Prevention K-9 Bunker 8/7/2006 – 9/27/2020,” the township wrote.

“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” We will miss you Bunker, thank you for your service,” the Roxbury Township Police said on a Facebook post.


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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