Salvatore A. Valvo, Buffalo officer who educated kids as McGruff the Crime Dog

Dec 05, 2017 393

BY: Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

Salvatore A. Valvo was a career officer with the Buffalo Police Department whose work as McGruff the Crime Dog sent home an important message to hundreds of  schoolchildren throughout the city.

"He was one of the first McGruffs," said Gina Rath, his daughter. "He'd go to the schools dressed up like McGruff telling kids how to stay safe. He genuinely cared about people, my dad."

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