Lenoir County Sheriff's Office loses K-9 to medical issue

Lenoir County Sheriff's Office K-9 Chase

KINSTON, Lenoir County - The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office suffered an unexpected loss this week with the death of one of its K-9s, Chase.

The 4 1/2-year-old German Shepard had been with the department since January 2014 and died due to an unforseen medical issue. His partner, K-9 Deputy Kenneth Black, put out the following statement:

"It is with a very heavy, heavy heart that I must announce the unexpected and sudden passing of my K-9 partner 'Chase.'"

Cards and letters of condolences can be sent to:

Lenior County Sheriff's Department 130 South Queen Street P.O. Box 3289 Kinston, NC 28502