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Introducing the Newest Canton PD K-9, Tuko

K9 Tuko K9 for Cops in Houston is announcing tonight that Officer Ryan Davis of the Canton Police Department has been matched with a new partner following the murder of his beloved Jethro.

A German Shepherd named Tuko will fly back to Canton Tuesday and begin work soon. He is trained for narcotics detection and general patrol work.

The dog was donated by K9s for Cops, and the flights were donated by United Airlines. Kudos to both for stepping up!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

One more…I couldn’t resist

From Pet Portrait Artist BZ Tat
From Pet Portrait Artist BZ Tat

I just found this on Facebook. Artist BZTat, who has volunteered to paint a portrait of Jethro for the Davis family, sat with me at the funeral today. She told me she had a great photo of a handler canoodling with his dog in the parking lot. She apparently took it home and “art-i-fied” it. Beautiful!

Her caption: My artistic rendering of a Parma PD officer and his K-9 partner Tyrone in a poignant moment of bonding at the memorial for fallen K-9 officer Jethro. The human animal bond is so strong and intense between man and beast in the K-9 corps. Canton loves it’s canine heroes and their human handlers. We are so thankful for both. We are also thankful for the heroes that patrol cities beyond Canton who came to pay respects today. Thank you all for your service. #RIPJethro #canineheroes #herodog #jethro #bztatart

A Few Last Photos from K-9 Jethro’s Memorial Service


Upon leaving the main room at the Civic Center, we were able to meet Shiloh and Rosie, dogs brought to Canton by Lutheran Church Charities to provide comfort to the mourners. Rosie is from Columbus, Ohio, and Shiloh travelled in from Dixon, Illinois. Continue reading A Few Last Photos from K-9 Jethro’s Memorial Service

Inside Canton Civic Center for Jethro’s Memorial Service

Jethro Onstage Memorial

When we finally got inside the Civic Center, the floor area was set up for law enforcement only, while us commoners were asked to sit in the stands. I’m guessing there were well over 200 officers and at least as many non-law enforcement people there to pay their respects.

Playing on a large screen on the stage was a montage of photos and videos of Jethro with his handler Officer Ryan Davis and the entire Davis family. The other dog you might see in some of these photos is Armin, Ryan’s partner before Jethro. In the background, you can hear them playing the song “All Gave Some; Some Gave All”.

Center stage, there was a beautiful memorial display featuring a huge dog bone. In the front row sat the Davis family, Ryan, Rachel, Joseph, Kayla, and retired K-9 Officer Armin. Continue reading Inside Canton Civic Center for Jethro’s Memorial Service

Outside Jethro’s Funeral

Jethro Ohio Patriot Guard Riders

Jethro Outside 1

Jethro Mounted Patrol

When we first left the parking deck at the Canton Civic Center, which is across the street from the Player’s Guild, we passed a large group of people from the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders. They were all standing outside on this cold morning, holding American flags, in honor of Jethro.

We had arrived at the funeral about 40 minutes before the doors were to be opened, standing in line with hundreds of others.

Police car after police car rolled into the lot. One woman was asking those of us standing in line to sign a poster demanding “Justice for Jethro”.

A mounted guard rode up and stood in formation for awhile.

Next: Inside the Civic Center