Police say Blade died on Dec. 30, just shy of his 14th birthday.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Derry Borough Police Department is in mourning.

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The department announced the death of K-9 Blade on Wednesday. Police say Blade died on Dec. 30, just shy of his 14th birthday.

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“Chief Glick was with him as he crossed over and wanted everyone to know that Blade was a awesome partner and served his community as well as surrounding communities in Westmoreland county. K-9 officer Blade will be missed,” a post on Facebook said.