Benicia police unveil tribute to young homicide victim

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The Benicia Police Department unveiled a special tribute to the surviving family members of an 8-year-old homicide victim on Thursday. (KGO)

The Benicia Police Department unveiled a special tribute to the surviving family members of an 8-year-old homicide victim on Thursday.

Gavin Buchanan and his parents were found dead in their burned out El Dorado County cabin in September 2015.

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Police say the tribute recognizes Gavin's support for the department's K-9 program. The 8-year-old had donated his own money to buy ballistic vests.

The family also raised more than $7,600 during a fundraiser at Pet Food Express in February. Officials say much of that money went to purchasing the safety equipment for the new K-9 vehicle for the police department, which was unveiled at Thursday's event.
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