The Newberry Township Police Department in York County released a statement tonight following the passing of their canine officer, Tazer.
It is with heavy and sad hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved K9 Officer Tazer. K9 Tazer’s health recently deteriorated to the point that he had to be laid to rest today. Throughout his 8 ½ career with his handler, Sgt. Christopher Martinez, K9 Tazer successfully specialized in patrol, narcotics detection, and tracking. K9 Tazer assisted numerous agencies across central PA and was the recipient of two Medals of Valor, a Meritorious Service Medal, and four Chief Commendations.
K9 Tazer was a true warrior to the very end and will be missed by many.
We would like to thank K9 Tazer for his dedicated and selfless service to the residents of Newberry Township and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Rest in Peace K9 Tazer.