Ohio Police Dog Dies After Being Shot During Burglary Investigation

CANTON, Ohio (AP/WTXF) — Authorities say an Ohio Police dog that was shot during a burglary investigation has died. 

Canton police say a K9 named Jethro was hit three times in the face, shoulder and neck area and was previously expected to live.


According to FOX 8, Jethro was resting Saturday night, but had suffered brain trauma and passed away.

The shooting happened early Saturday as police investigated an alarm at a grocery store.


RIP Jethro. We will post funeral service details later tonight or tomorrow

Posted by Police K-9 Association on Sunday, January 10, 2016

Police say officers confronted a burglary suspect who opened fire before being shot himself.

The suspect ran off but was found nearby with a gunshot wound in the leg. Police say the suspect was being treated at a local hospital. No charges had been filed.

FOX 8 reports that Jethro's handler was with him the entire time. 


Here's an update for K9 Jethro. He was shot numerous times and the bullets missed all the vital organs and bones. Brain...

Posted by Police K-9 Association on Saturday, January 9, 2016

Last update of the night. One of the problems is Jethro is refusing to rest. He's just trying to beat this thing the way...

Posted by Police K-9 Association on Saturday, January 9, 2016


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