K-9 Spartan’s last call: Marshall County community, sheriff deputy says goodbye to his best friend

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MARSHALL COUNTY, W.VA. (WTRF) — You may recall the story on Marshall County Sheriff Deputy Nate Klempa’s K-9 Spartan. Spartan was battling stage 4 cancer and unfortunately has passed away. Saturday, the Benwood Fire Department held a flag raising memorial to honor their friend Nate, and to pay a tribute to this special dog.

God tells you to do the right thing. God tells you to do the right thing because there’s good people and like I said we love Nate, we love his dog, and that’s how it is

John Waldrum, firefighter for Benwood Fire Department

Those at the Benwood Fire Department say Spartan was more than a man’s best friend, he was a special service dog to the community.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office sadly announced the loss of their beloved K9 Spartan. 

K-9 Spartan ceaselessly served the citizens of Marshall County since September 1, 2016. Our condolences to his handler, Nate Klempa, and his family daily, and at work, and at home. Spartan, we thank you for your service and your dedication to our community.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Unit 126 Spartan’s last call
FULL AUDIO OF SPARTAN’S LAST CALL — Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

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