K9 police dogs are an important part of any police department. They are especially important to their handlers on the force, who view them not just as an animal sidekick but a true partner on the job.That was especially true for one Ohio police officer and his one-of-a-kind K9 partner, whose lives and careers were forever linked.
And this week, in a sad but sweet end to their story, the two officers died on the exact same day, just hours from one another.
On Wednesday, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office announced that Sheriff Dan McClelland, who served the county for 44 years before retiring in 2016, died at the age of 67. Read the full story here ▶