CANTON, Ohio — Two Canton Police Department K9 officers are getting new body armor.
Diesel is a 21-month-old Dutch Shepherd who was born and raised in Warren, Ohio. He is a dual purpose patrol/narcotics K9. He also works with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.
Tuko is a 21-month-old German Shepherd who came from Hungary. He works the midnight shift, and is also a dual purpose patrol/narcotics K9.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a K9 is $1,050.
The vests are sponsored by the Police K9 Association of Canton. They’ll be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Jethro EOW 1-10-2016.”
The 3-year-old German shepherd Jethro was shot three times during a January confrontation in Canton and died the next day.