BENICIA, Calif. (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.