Kannapolis Police Dog Passes Away

Kannapolis Police say they've lost a key member of their force. Diesel, the police K-9 passed away in his sleep Wednesday. The dog most likely died from heart disease. A veterinarian told officers Diesel probably went to sleep in his kennel and never woke up.

People are offering their condolences to officer Will Frazier, the officer who worked with Diesel. "We must never forget his vigilance, courage and devotion to duty," says a Facebook post dedicated to Diesel. "He loved Will, he loved his job, and he loved the chance to serve. He always decided to bark while Will was talking on the radio. I believe he was telling Will what to say!"