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Blairstown Township police announce passing of K-9 Caster

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Blairstown Police Department announced Tuesday the passing of K-9 Caster.

Caster passed away on Jan. 8 surrounded by his handler Cpl. Herzer and their family, Blairstown Township Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Caster joined the Blairstown Police Department in 2018.

In October 2018, Caster and his handler Cpl. Herzer graduated from the Union County Sheriff’s Office Canine Training Academy for Narcotics Detection and Patrol, police said.

Caster had an outstanding career and served our community and county with dedication and pride. Caster is credited with assisting in numerous narcotics investigations, tracking, searches (Schools, Correction Facilities), and numerous other accomplishments, police said.

“Caster will be greatly missed by our department and the people he worked and served alongside,” police said.

A memorial for Caster will be on the front lawn of the Blairstown Township Municipal Building, located at 106 Route 94, for anyone who wishes to leave flowers and pay their final respects to Caster.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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