May 15, 2011
Project Lifesaver is a program now available to Smyth County citizens through
the Smyth County Sheriff's Office.
Smyth County Sheriff's Office
In Memory of
Cpl. Christopher K. Paschal
Cpl. Christopher Kent Paschal, age 37, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009,
at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
Cpl. Paschal was involved in an off duty motor vehicle accident on Friday, January 2, 2009 and succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.
Chris was a dedicated police officer who started as a road officer and became a K-9 officer. He was also a member of the Smyth County Sheriff's Office Dive Team & Emergency Response Team (SERT). In 2007, he and his K-9 partner, Ben, graduated from the Virginia State Police/Southwest Law Enforcement Academy's Narcotics & Dog Handling School.
Abram was born on January 12, 2007 and
died on June 22, 2011 due to medical problems.
Abram served the Sheriff's Office for two years as a certified blood hound to search, follow and alert on scents of wanted individuals.