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TSA dog that detected explosives at the Boise Airport dies

Dasty, an 8-year-old German shepherd, worked at the Boise Airport. He died while battling cancer.
Dasty, an 8-year-old German shepherd, worked at the Boise Airport. He died while battling cancer. Provided by the Boise Police Department

A Transportation Security Administration dog that worked at the Boise Airport has died after a battle with cancer. Dasty, an 8-year-old German shepherd, was undergoing treatment for his cancer when he died unexpectedly, the Boise Police Department said in a news release on Monday.

Owned by the TSA, Dasty was handled by a Boise police officer at the Boise Airport and was an explosives detection K9.

During his career Dasty responded to hundreds of calls and special assignments and was often part of the security team making sure venues and special events were safe for large crowds. Dasty worked during three presidential visits to Boise and traveled out of the state to assist in other special events.

“Dasty was a happy dog who loved his job. He would even sit by the car on his days off waiting to go to work,” said his handler. “Dasty was well-loved by his airport colleagues, his family and pretty much anyone who met him.”

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