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The Canton K-9 officer killed in the line of duty would have celebrated his 3rd birthday. Today was a ceremony of his life.

Hundreds packed the Canton Memorial Civic Center to say goodbye to the K-9 Jethro.

On January 9, 2016 while searching a business that had been broken into, Jethro located a suspect who was hiding. The suspect shot the dog in the face two times and in the shoulder. The next day, he died from the wounds.

During the ceremony, the police department gave Jethro one last call over the radio, “Jethro, You will be missed by all and we thank you for your service.”

His partner officer Ryan Davis accepted a flag for Jethro’s service.

“Lord we thank you because all that mattered is Jethro was one of us,” said Chaplain George Lancaster. “Serving wherever needed with confidence and pride.”

Men in uniform came from all over to honor Jethro and so did the community

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source: Wkyc.com

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