Police Dog Dies of Lymphoma

The police department in Parma, OH laid to rest one of their own Friday. K-9 Carlo, Parma’s last police dog, died of lymphoma.

The Belgian Malinois served Parma’s Police Department seven of its eight years. Handler Jeff Wells and police dogs from nearly 25 different departments held a funeral for the dog at a local pet cemetery. It’s doubtful he’ll be replaced.

“Right now, based on the manpower, the financial shortcomings and the problems we’re having with the levy, I just don’t see it happening any time soon, which is unfortunate,” Officer Wells said.

Carlo was trained in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, building searches and crowd control. In his seven years on the force, he helped put countless criminals in jail and helped get millions of dollars in drugs off the streets.

Editor's note: lymphoma is not contagious - many animals come down with lymphoma and it has no relation to humans getting lymphoma.

Source: WKYC Cleveland

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