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Attention Criminals Of Cleveland: There’s A New Face On The Force And You Guys Are So F*cked

Today is not a good day if you’re a criminal in Cleveland.

Via Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The newest recruit in the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department’s K9 Unit was sworn-in Thursday morning during a park-board meeting.

Tyson, will do double duty as a patrol and explosives K9 officer. The 11-week-old pup was sworn in with an assist from his partner, Ranger Trevor C. Poole at the Board of Park Commissioners meeting.

Tyson joins K9 officers Chase, Rico and Logan, and their handlers, Rangers Will Collins, Mike Barr, and Sgt. Tim Garris in patrolling the 23,000-acre Park District.

The literal definition of “killing them with cuteness”

And to top it off THERE’S EVEN A VIDEO

*GASP*

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*DOUBLE GASP*

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It’s not official till you put paw to paper

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Annnd I’m dead

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Just like that, crime in Cleveland was cut by 50%.

I would not want to be a criminal in Cleveland with this beast patrolling the streets and parks.

Videos: Jethro’s Memorial Service And A Memoral Montage Of His Life

Via Cleveland 19 News

A memorial service for Canton Police K-9 Jethro, the first of the department’s dogs ever killed in the line of duty, drew hundreds from across the country.

Jethro was shot in killed in the line of duty over the weekend. Police said he was responding to a call of a burglary on Saturday, when he was shot multiple times. He died from his injuries on Sunday.  

The city held a funeral for the German Shepherd Thursday at the Canton Civic Center, on what would have been Jethro’s third birthday.

“Jethro’s legacy is to remind us all is that bravery and devotion can travel on four legs, and that loyalty and love can be delivered by the playful nudge of a wet nose,” Mayor Thomas Bernabei said to those assembled. 

K-9 officers from as far away as Virginia and the New York Police Department attended the service. More than 100 K9s from various departments walked in a five and a half minute long procession in front of those gathered.


Man. Truly heartbreaking stuff. Combining bagpipes and dogs will take me to waterworks city every time. Just 100+ pups gathered to pay their respects to a fellow officer killed in the line of duty.

As I post this my dog is sitting on the couch right next to me doing that head tilt things dogs do as he hears the dogs on the video. This whole situation sucks.

Heads up: You will cry while watching the video below

There’s a GoFundMe to raise money for K-9 bulletproof vests so what happened to Jethro can hopefully be avoided in the future

Officer forgets police dog in car, dog dies of heat stroke. Officer loses some vacation time.

From FOX 8

MONTVILLE TWP. Ohio- Montville police say its K9 officer, Beny, died from injuries consistent with heat stroke, while in the back of a police vehicle in the parking lot of the police department on Sept. 28.

According to Montville police, Sgt. Brett Harrison arrived at the station at 10:54 a.m. and began working on paperwork. At 3:13 p.m., Harrison returned to the cruiser and discovered the dog lying lifeless in the rear passenger compartment’s kennel.

Police say Harrison didn’t leave the windows open and the cruiser was turned off; the temperature at the time Harrison arrived at the station was 69 degrees and it was 79 degrees when the dog was discovered.

Sgt. Harrison was found to have violated policy and procedures. He received a two-week unpaid suspension and a loss of 40 hours of vacation.

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I don’t know where to go on this one. I obviously feel horrible for the officer involved but I can’t help being angry at him either. You always hear stories of people locking their babies in the car and forgetting about them but rarely do you hear stories of someone forgetting about a dog. If we’re being completely transparent and honest I can ALMOST see how you could forget a little, quiet, sleeping baby. But an 80 lb. barking, tail wagging, slobbering, whimpering German Shepard? Get the fuck out of here. An 80 lb. barking dog is not the same as a 15 lb. sleeping baby, I’m sorry. You mean to tell me not one person heard any noise that resembled a bark or a whimper coming from the car?  Ignorance is no excuse here.

And oh, thanks Montville. You took away 40 hours of vacation time. Way to lay down the hammer on that one. Sets a great example  for the other cops on the force.

“Oh hey, if you make a colossal, ignorant mistake and your partner dies, we’re gonna have to take away a few of your precious vacation days. Sorry but you’ll have to cancel that trip to Puerto Vallarta. I’m sure your dead partner would agree with us and think that’s a fair punishment.” Honestly I’m more mad at the Montville PD for that bogus “discipline.” What a fucking joke.

Aside from all that bullshit RIP to Beny, he looked like a beautiful pup. Hope you’re up there chasing squirrels and chewing and eating everything you can get your paws on.

K9 officer, Beny (Photo from Montville Police Dept.)

This story sucks and I really did not enjoy writing about it.