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Christiansburg Police Department mourn loss of retired K9

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. 

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