FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is mourning the death of Asta, a retired K-9 who died Saturday of cancer.
Asta was reportedly born in 2007, was sworn in to the police force in 2008 and retired in 2018.
Asta served alongside Officer Scott Andreatta as a narcotics and patrol K-9.
The FPD said “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye.”
They are asking people to keep Andreatta and his family in their thoughts.
|Passing of Retired K9 Asta|
It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to retired #FayPD K9 Asta. K9 Asta served as a Narcotics/Patrol K9. Please keep retired Officer Scott Andreatta and his family in your thoughts. #CancerSux
Sworn in: 2008
Retired: 2018 pic.twitter.com/034rlepp9t
— Fayetteville Police (@FayettevillePD) January 11, 2020