Blacksburg Police Department's first K9 dies

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The Blacksburg Police Department has lost a loyal member who helped officers during investigations.

Chesty joined the force in 2007. He was the department's first K9 and worked with two officers who were his handlers before he retired in 2014.

He spent the last three years of his life with an officer and his family.

Chesty died last Friday. He was 12.