K9 Jethro

K9 Jethro

Canton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, January 10, 2016

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K9 Jethro succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained early the previous morning while attempting to apprehend a burglar inside a grocery store at 1272 Harrison Avenue SW.

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 man was taken into custody a short time later after he was found and suffering a gunshot wound to his leg. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to 34 years in prison for killing Jethro and 11 years for burglary, with the sentences to run consecutively.

K9 Jethro, Badge number 60, was transported to Stark County Veterinary Emergency Clinic but died as a result of the wounds.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 2
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 45 years

burglary, k9 apprehension

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God Bless and keep Jethro.

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March 13, 2024

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