Canton police mourn death of police dog Diesel


Canton Police Officer Sherman Schilling poses with partner, Diesel.

Canton Police Officer Sherman Schilling poses with partner, Diesel.


CANTON (TNS) — The Canton Police Department lost an “integral member” of its K-9 unit this week.

Police dog Diesel died from a fast-growing lymphoma on March 29. It is the second police dog handled by Canton Patrolman Sherman Schilling to pass away this year.

In January, Schilling’s retired K-9 partner, Loco, passed away. The department purchased K-9 Diesel to replace Loco’s position in 2015.

Diesel was a member of the department’s SWAT team and Police K-9 Association for six years.

“Diesel was partner and best friend to Officer Schilling,” said Amy Stover Vice President of the Police K-9 Association.

“Diesel signed on for duty up until his immediate diagnosis. A true warrior. A true hero,” said Patrolman Chris Heslop, head trainer of the Canton’s K-9 unit and K-9 association president.

Memorial plans have not yet been announced.

The Police K-9 Association, or PK9A, supports over 40 active and retired K-9s in Ohio. Donations to association can be made by visiting www.policek9association.com/donate.

Canton Police Officer Sherman Schilling poses with partner, Diesel.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/04/web1_20210401-AMX-BIZ-CANTON-POLICE-MOURN-DEATH-OF-1-REP.jpgCanton Police Officer Sherman Schilling poses with partner, Diesel.

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