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Jack T. Eggert, retired assistant chief of UB police Sept. 4, 1929 -- Oct. 22, 2008

LOCKPORT -- Jack T. Eggert, a retired assistant chief for the University at Buffalo police, died Wednesday in Buffalo General Hospital. He was 79.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Eggert attended Riverside and Eden high schools and later earned a general equivalency diploma. He served in the Navy from 1948 to 1951 and was based in Korea.

In 1954, Mr. Eggert enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War.

He joined the UB police in 1970 and served for 20 years. In the 1970s, as assistant director, he started and ran the K-9 unit with his partner and faithful dog, Hans.

He retired as assistant chief in 1990.

Mr. Eggert was a member of the Gasport Lodge 787 F&AM, International Police Association and St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pendleton. He also served as commander of Gasport Post 1253, American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, the former June Miller; two daughters, Carol Stadelmaier and Karen Confer; a son, Walter Webster; and a brother, Robert E. Barnaby.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

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