NEWBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A beloved K9 with the Newberry Township Police Department passed away on Wednesday following recent health issues. Police said that Tazer’s “health recently deteriorated to the point that he had to be laid to rest.”READ MORE: 2 Suspects In Custody After Shooting Near Lincoln High School Left Man Killed, 16-Year-Old In Critical Condition, Police Say
Tazer served with the department and his handler, Sgt. Christopher Martinez, for over eight years. The duo specialized in patrol, narcotics detection and tracking.READ MORE: University Of Delaware To Host Campus Safety Event On Gender-Based Violence Following Last Week's Arrest Of Brandon Freyre
Tazer was the recipient of two Medals of Valor, a Meritorious Service Medal, and four Chief Commendations.
“K9 Tazer was a true warrior to the very end and will be missed by many,” police said in a Facebook post.MORE NEWS: John Dougherty, Bobby Henon Corruption Trial Resumes Tuesday
The K9 also assisted numerous agencies across central Pennsylvania.