Boise Police K9 'Dasty' Loses Battle With Cancer
A police K9 passed away last week after a battle with cancer. The black and tan German shepherd known as Dasty served with the Boise Police Department.
Dasty was owned by the TSA and spent his time with his BPD handler at the Boise Airport looking for explosives.
“Dasty was a happy dog who loved his job. He would even sit by the car on his days off waiting to go to work,” said Dasty’s handler Officer Whipps.
Away from the airport, Dasty often worked checking out venues and special events for explosives. He was on duty during three of the most recent presidential visits.
Dasty was born in Germany in 2009. He was trained for his professional K9 duties at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. By 2011 he was on the job at the Boise Airport.
The K9 was diagnosed with cancer this fall. He was being treated with an early retirement planned, but he passed away unexpectedly on Friday.
“Dasty was well loved by his airport colleagues, his family and pretty much anyone who met him,” said Officer Whipps.
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