Laney the K9 – In Memoriam

This Badge of Honor is awarded to New York State Police Trooper K9 ‘Laney.’


Laney began her training with handler Trooper Aaren Butler out of Troop T Thruway SP in 2006 when she was 2 ½ years old.  Laney specialized in Narcotics Detection and Handler Protection.  Laney was also trained in tracking human order through a scent article and cadaver recovery.

Laney was named after Trooper John J. Lane.  Trooper John J. Lane died instantly from head and neck injuries on May 13, 1928 at the Bethpage Barracks.  Trooper Lane was interviewing an area patrolman at the station concerning vandalism to construction equipment on the Wantagh Parkway. The Bethpage Station was then located on the second floor of a store front office and when Trooper Lane leaned against the banister, he lost his balance and fell to the ground.

Trooper Lane was a six year veteran and had served in the Scarsdale and White Plains Stations of Troop "K" prior to his Bethpage assignment.

K9 Laney passed away in June 18 2012 during the line of duty, a day before her 6 year anniversary with the New York State Police.  Laney was an asset to the New York State Police and will be greatly missed by her team.

For more information about the New York State Police K9 Trooper program please visit their website.

  1. K9 Laney after a training session 2006
  2. Laney in training 2006
  3. Laney with Trooper Butler 2006
  4. Laney at K9 class 2006
  5. Laney in K9 Vest 2009