RIP K-9 Aches

Photo credit:  Joe Albert
Photo credit: Joe Albert
From the Police K-9 Association here in Ohio: It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our own K-9 ACHES. [long A: A-keys]

Recently, Aches (4.5 years old) had fallen ill. After dedicated care at home, and travel to Columbus for expert advice, it was determined that he had an inoperable tumor on his spine.

Aches was one of the rare and special K-9s in that he was 100% work; however, when he was at home he was 100% a family dog. He leaves behind his dedicated partner, best friend, and Dad, Investigator McGilton, as well as his loving momma and his human sister.

Aches home

Aches proudly served thee Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in Noble County for nearly 3 years as a Dual Purpose Narcotics K-9 Officer. In duty, he played an integral role in locating and removing large amounts of illegal narcotics from the prison facility. His accomplishments spoke for themselves and led to the addition of more K-9s in his division.

Aches, our heart is breaking for your family, your many friends, and your fellow officers. We cannot thank you enough for your unwavering dedication to the PK9A in the past few years. Your brief tenure with us was a model for what every K-9 team should be.

K-9 Aches
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Police K-9 Association
E.O.W. 04/22/2021

Godspeed sweet boy. We will take it from here.

The Police K-9 Association is the same group that worked with Jethro, who was killed in the line of duty several years ago. If you’d like to donate in Aches’ memory, they are looking for hole sponsors for their upcoming golf outing. If you can’t “swing” that, donations of any amount can be made here.

All of us at and send our most sincere condolences on your loss.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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