Last Sunday, aGerman Shepherd police dog from Canton Police Department,Ohio, died fromhis injuries after heintervenedduring a burglary attempt.His name wasJethro. The daybefore,the heroic doghad accompanied his police handler and other policemen to the scene as theytried to stop an armed burglar.
When they arrived on the scene, the man was still in the shop and didn't hesitate to open fire on the policemen. Tragically, it was Jethro who was most seriously injured: he was shot four times.Despite no damage to his vital organs, the dog suffered fatal brain swelling from one bullet that struck the bridge of his muzzle. He was pronounced dead early the following morning. His body was covered in the American flag. For Jethro was a true hero who died serving his country.