CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR News) - The Christiansburg Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their retired K9's named Ringo.
He died of old age on Wednesday, January 2 at the age of 11.
According to a spokesman, Ringo was donated to the department when he was five-years-old and worked for the department for five years.
Ringo retired in August 2017.
The Christiansburg Police Department released the following statement on social media:
"Our thoughts are with Ringo's handler, Officer Chad Eversole, and his family, who loved and lived with Ringo. Rest easy, boy. You did very good."
Ringo was a Belgian Malinois who had moved to the United States from Holland when he was 14-months-old. He worked at a few agencies before making his way to Christiansburg.