According to a post on the department's Twitter page, K9 Asta was born in 2007 and sworn in in 2008.
K9 Asta served as a narcotics and patrol K9 alongside Officer Scott Andreatta until Asta retired in 2018.
|Passing of Retired K9 Asta|— Fayetteville Police (@FayettevillePD) January 11, 2020
It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to retired #FayPD K9 Asta. K9 Asta served as a Narcotics/Patrol K9. Please keep retired Officer Scott Andreatta and his family in your thoughts. #CancerSux
Sworn in: 2008
Retired: 2018 pic.twitter.com/034rlepp9t