Ridgeland Police Department mourning the loss of K9 Canon

Photo Courtesy: Ridgeland Police Department
Photo Courtesy: Ridgeland Police Department

RIDGELAND, Mississippi (WJTV) – One local law enforcement agency is mourning the loss of nine-year veteran K9 Canon.

Canon’s handler was Officer Ray Daniels, for whom the public servant was not only a partner but family.

A post on the Ridgeland Police Department’s Facebook page reads as follows:

“It is with a sadden and heavy heart that the Ridgeland Police Department reports the loss of one of our K9 officers this morning. Canon was a widely recognized officer with the Ridgeland Police Department for nearly 9 years where he served with honor, pride and professionalism. Canon displayed the same temperament as expected from human officers with his firmness when it was time to work but showed a loving and compassion side when he knew to keep it low key. Canon was the star of many presentations held in front of kindergarten classes, elementary schools, churches, civic organizations and birthday party celebrations. Officer Ray Daniels was his handler and on most occasions when he met the public the comments would be “Where is your dog Canon?”
Please keep Officer Daniels and his family in your prayers as these K9’s are a part of their family. Also the Ridgeland Police Department and our community who will be mourning the loss of Canon.”


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