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K9 Junior – Pataskala, Ohio

Handler – Officer Morton Pataskala PD mourning loss of K-9 Officer Junior Junior and Morton previously worked for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Pataskala Police Chief Bruce Brooks said. Morton retired, but joined the Pataskala department part time about five years ago. “Junior still had a lot of life left in him, and well, so did Randy. He didn’t want …

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K9 Bak – Shaker Heights, Ohio

Died – 12/19/17 Handler – Officer Dave Emlaw Shaker Heights K9 Officer Dies The Shaker Heights Police Department lost a valued member of its force — Bak, the K9 officer. The department announced Bak’s passing on Facebook. The K9 was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, the department said. The dog had suffered an unexpected sickness and was …

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K9 Oktane – South Euclid, Ohio

Died 12/6/17 Handler – Officer Dustin Smoot South Euclid police K9 passes away South Euclid police shared some heartbreaking news on Wednesday: K9 Oktane passed away at around 4 p.m. today. On Tuesday, Oktane’s handler, Officer Dustin Smoot, posted on the department’s Facebook page that the pup was diagnosed with cancer. A day later, Officer Smoot sadly reported that his …

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K9 Dino – Green Township, Ohio

Died – 9/25/17 Handler – Officer Tony Leidenbor K-9 ‘Dino’ dies trying to catch kidnapping suspects, toddler safe A Green Township police dog died during a search for three men believed to have abducted a toddler, officers said. Green Township police Chief Jim Vetter said the department is mourning the loss of their brother in blue. The 7-year-old Belgian Malinois/shepherd …

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K9 Bea – Huron County, Ohio

Died – 7/27/17 Handler – Detective Sgt. Josh Querin Police K-9 Bea fondly remembered The community lost a friendly, furry friend recently. Retired police dog Bea died early Thursday night. She was one-half of the crime-fighting canine unit with former Huron County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Josh Querin, who was her handler for nearly seven years. “She turned 14 in May. …

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K9 Aron – Pickaway County, Ohio

Died 7/5/17 Handler – Deputy Stephen Harger Sheriff’s office mourns sudden loss of canine officer The Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of its canine officer, Aron, during an emergency surgical procedure Wednesday morning. Aron, partner of Deputy Stephen Harger, just recently celebrated his second birthday and joined the Sheriff’s Office last fall. According to Sheriff Robert Radcliff, …

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K9 Jaeger – Ada, Ohio

Died – 6/8/17 Handler – Sgt. Matt Purdy Ada police dog struck, killed by car Ada Police Department K9 Jaeger was reported dead Thursday morning after running into the path of a car at home with his handler, Sgt. Matt Purdy. K9 Jaeger came to the department in October 2015. “We’re deeply saddened by this unfortunate incident that has occurred,” …

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K9 Ekko – Eastlake, Ohio

Died 4/7/17 Handler – Officer John McCauley Eastlake police K9 dies unexpectedly An Eastlake police K9 died unexpectedly Friday, according to the police department. Eastlake police Patrolman John McCauley posted that his partner, K9 Ekko, died unexpectedly at home “without warning.” He wrote that he was unaware of any issues with his partner. Ekko joined the Eastlake Police Department in …

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K9 Diablo – Crestwood, Ohio

Handler – Sergeant Joe Urso Beloved police K-9 dies of cancer K-9 Diablo was recently diagnosed with a very rare, inoperable tumor in his back. Diablo and his handler, Sergeant Joe Urso, had planned to continue working at the Crestwood Schools, until the K9 could no longer perform his job. K-9 Diablo was certified in Narcotics and served his community …

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