ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Albemarle County Police Department announced Thursday, September 12, the passing of K9 Officer Riso.

Riso helped to protect the Albemarle County community for four years. He passed away on Monday, September 9, after battling cancer.

The Albemarle County Police Department is offering its condolences to Riso’s partner, MPO David Hooper and his family.

09/12/2019 Statement for the Albemarle County Police Department:

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Albemarle County Police K9 Riso.

Riso passed away on September 9, 2019, after battling cancer. He had served with the Albemarle County Police Department since 2015.

Our thoughts and sincere condolences to his partner, MPO Hooper & family during this difficult time.