K-9 Officer Jethro, End Of Watch: January 10, 2016

We regret to inform you that Canton Police K-9 Jethro has succumbed to gun shots wounds sustained while attempting to apprehend a burglary suspect earlier in the weekend. 

"Officers had responded to an alarm activation at approximately 1:15 am and located the subject inside. The subject disobeyed officers' commands and Jethro was deployed. The subject opened fire, striking Jethro three times. The man then fled and continued firing at officers, who returned fire.” 

The suspect was taken into custody shortly after as he was found suffering from a gun shot wound to his leg. 

We send our condolences to our brothers and sisters in blue of the Canton, OH Police Department. May you run free Jethro, you hold our highest honor.