Those 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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading Farewell Ride for a Hero: RIP K-9 Zeus→
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. Continue reading RIP Barney, Washington State Drug Dog→
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