Memorial Marker for Jethro

September 26, 2017

Jethro memThose of you who’ve been following this blog for awhile will remember Jethro, a Canton police department K-9 officer who was killed in the line of duty. His memorial stone has now been placed at the cemetery where all local K-9 officers are laid to rest. Very handsome sculpture of a very handsome dog. (The PK9A logo is for Police K-9 Association, which is instrumental in training and supporting K-9 Officers and their handlers in Ohio.)

Incidentally, I ran into Officer Ryan Davis the other day with his new K-9 partner, Tuko. Unfortunately, Tuko isn’t nearly as social as Jethro was, so I was unable to play with him, but he’s doing a great job learning his new duties.

And, every dog on the force is now outfitted in a bullet-proof, stab-resistant vest, courtesy of the funds raised after Jethro’s death.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Sad News from Tennessee

August 3, 2017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 0500 hours, the City of Crossville Police Department assisted the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, who were attempting to stop a stolen semi-truck, which was traveling down a secluded dirt road off of Genesis Road. With City and County law enforcement in pursuit, the semi-truck wrecked in the woods and the suspect/driver fled on foot.

K9-Lt. Bart Riden and Police K9 Cain gave chase. K9 Cain made contact with the suspect, identified as Dustin Dixon – 28 – Crossville, TN, hiding in the woods. [Read more]

Canton PD K-9 Tuko Completing His Training This Week

April 25, 2016

Fox 8 News in Cleveland is reporting that Canton’s newest K-9 will be ready to roll starting in May. You might recall that Tuko is the dog chosen as the successor to Jethro after the latter was killed in the line of duty. Tuko will graduate from his training this week and start serving and protecting in early May.

Congrats to Tuko and Officer Ryan Davis.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: Police Report

April 22, 2016

K9 Report

Most cops will tell you the worst part of their job is writing reports. I guess this one wasn’t so hard, though.

Enjoy your weekend.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Stop the Killing

April 7, 2016

Stop Shooting I agree with Yari! Thanks to the Facebook page of Ohio Going Blue for this important public service announcement.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Kindergarten Kop

January 12, 2016

Baby K9With all of the bad news about K-9s this week, I had to post something to make you smile.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Canton K-9 Jethro

January 7, 2016

JethroI ran into Jethro and his handler while I was at the car wash yesterday. Jethro is an officer with the Canton (Ohio) Police Department, trained for patrol and for narcotics detection.

He’s very focused, but not really on the camera. His handler was standing behind me with his Kong toy.

Thanks to both of them for their service to the city I call home.



Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Stark County Swears in New K-9 Deputy

November 9, 2015

ReconMeet Recon! He is the newest sheriff’s deputy in Stark County, Ohio. The department’s Facebook page says he was sworn in last week and will be used both at the jail and out on patrol.

Thank you for your service, Recon! (And handler Jamie Price.)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Farewell Ride for a Hero: RIP K-9 Zeus

April 16, 2015

Ridgefield, Connecticut said goodbye yesterday to Police K-9 Zeus, who had to be put down due to a degenerative hip disorder. No one has said as much, but I’m assuming hip dysplasia. Before he was euthanized, officers drove him in a squad car to the vet’s office, and the town turned out to say goodbye.
[Read more]

RIP Barney, Washington State Drug Dog

March 30, 2015

BARNEY, courtesy Tacoma Police Department

BARNEY, courtesy Tacoma Police Department

Poor Barney. He was just doing his job, sniffing out drugs for the Tacoma Police Department, participating in what would become one of the city’s largest drug busts ever. Unfortunately, the Tacoma News Tribune is reporting that he accidentally sniffed some methamphetamine up his nose and has died. The 11-year old black lab had served with the department since 2010.
[Read more]

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