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Martinsville police K-9 Dasko loses battle with cancer

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 14:55:33-05

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.