Hampton Police K9 dies of cancer

Photo courtesy: Hampton Police Division
Photo courtesy: Hampton Police Division

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – The Hampton Police Division is mourning the passing of one of their own, Police K9 Diesel.

Diesel died Saturday after a brief battle with cancer. He served as MPO Tom Hendrickson’s partner.

According to Hampton Police, Diesel ran more than 2800 miles of tracks and helped located evidence, suspects and missing children and adults during his time with the division.