MARTINSVILLE — The members of the Martinsville Police Department are mourning one of their own.
In a post on the department's Facebook page, police Chief Kurt Spivey said the department's K-9 officer Dasko passed away on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
"Dasko served the City of Martinsville with great dedication and honor," Spivey wrote. "He was a loyal partner and friend to his human counterpart, Lt. Blake Long."
Spivey asked for the community to pray for Dasko and Lt. Long adding that Dasko will be greatly missed.